9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
05/12/1916 (Killed in Action)
Robert Thomas Gallery was the son of Thomas and Caroline Gallery. Robert was born on 3rd February 1892 in Donaghmore, County Tyrone. His father was a power loom tenter. By 1911, Robert and his brother Ritchie were both working as power loom mechanics. Robert Gallery was employed at Messrs Acheson and Smith’s factory in Castlecaulfield. Robert Gallery enlisted in Dungannon at the outbreak of war. His brother Richard enlisted around the same time. Corporal Robert Gallery was serving with ‘D’ Company of the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action in France and Flanders on 5th December 1916.
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.