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13345   Private William Gallagher
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 12/03/2021
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 9th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 01/07/1916 (Killed in Action)
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Summary      
William Gallagher was the son of John Gallagher. William was born in Killyman, Dungannon, County Tyrone. His father, John Gallagher, was an ex-Great Northern Railway (G.N.R) employee, who lived in Drumeenagh, Killyman. William was a labourer in the employment of Mr T W Douglas, Culnagor. He was a member of Killyman L.O.L No 33. William Gallagher enlisted in Dungannon and gave his domicile as Moy. Private William Gallagher (13345) was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on Saturday 1st July 1916.
Further Information
William John Gallagher was the son of John Gallagher. William was born in Killyman, Dungannon, County Tyrone.
His father, John Gallagher, was an ex-Great Northern Railway (G.N.R) employee, who lived in Drumeenagh, Killyman.
William was a labourer in the employment of Mr T W Douglas, Culnagor.
William Gallagher was a member of Killyman L.O.L No 33.
William Gallagher enlisted in Dungannon. He is recorded as living in the Moy area at the time.
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Private William Gallagher (13345) was serving with the 9th Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme on 1st July 1916. He was just 18 years old.
From the Tyrone Courier dated 17 August 1916:
Mr John Gallagher, ex Great Northern Railway (G.N.R) employee, who resides in Drumeenagh, Killyman, has received intimation that his son, Private William Gallagher, Tyrone Volunteers, is missing since 1st July, and is believed to have been killed. He was a labourer in the employment of Mr T W Douglas, Culnagor, and was a member of Killyman L.O.L No 33.
From the Mid Ulster Mail dated Saturday 19th August 1916: Private William Gallagher
Mr John Gallagher, ex Great Northern Railway (G.N.R) employee, who resides in Drumeenagh, Killyman, has received official intimation that his son, Private William Gallagher, Tyrone Volunteers, is missing since 1st July, and is believed to have been killed. He was a labourer in the employment of Mr T W Douglas, Culnagor, and was a member of Killyman L.O.L No 33.
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Relevant Dungannon Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Culnagor, Killyman Killyman Worked at Culnagor, Killyman 54.492968 -6.723167
References and Links
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1 BillionGraves.com Photo of Private William Gallagher's gravestone
2 National Archives UK Medal Card can be purchased here
3 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private William Gallagher's gravestone can be purchased here
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