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11196   Corporal Robert Gallery
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 14/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth: 03/02/1892
Died: 05/12/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 24
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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Pond Farm Cemetery
  Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, 2
Grave Ref: Grave F-6
CWGC Casualty 454081
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Castlecaulfield Church Of Ireland - WWI Roll of Honour Castlecaulfield
2 Dungannon War Memorial - Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers - WWI - Panel 1 Dungannon
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Gallery family Lists Robert Thomas as age 9 living with the family at house 23 in Factory Row, Drumreany, Castlecaulfield, Tyrone
2 1911 Census lists Gallery family Lists Robert as age 19 living with the family at house 5 in Castlecaulfield Town, Tyrone
3 Photo of Corporal Robert Gallery's gravestone
4 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Private Robert Hogshaw, Cookstown Killed in the same incident by a trench mortar
6 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private Lewis Meenagh's gravestone can be purchased here
Dungannon District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2015-2023