John R. Gallacher

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Kirkaldy
  • Service no: 3/2523
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Black Watch
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 13.10.1915
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Loos Memorial
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 78 to 83

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Dundee
  • Address: 11 Fleuchar St, Dundee
  • Occupation: Mill Worker, John Sharp & Sons, Edward St Mill, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Amelia Gallacher, 11 Fleuchar St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Thomas Gallacher, 2 Brewery Lane, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    20 Siblings

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about John R. Gallacher

John has no known grave but is remembered on the Loos Memorial.

The Last of 21.

Private John R. Gallacher, of the 1st Black Watch, was a son of Mr Thomas Gallacher, millworker, 2 Brewery Lane, and a pathetic nature of his death is the fact that he was the only surviving member of a family of 21 children, most of whom died in infancy.  Deceased, was 20 years of age, and joined the Black Watch a little over a year ago.  He went to France in December last, was invalided home in April, and returned to the fighting line in July.  The sad intelligence of his end reached his parents yesterday in a letter from Private D. E. Oswald, a companion in the regiment, who states that he was shot through the heart.  Private Gallacher was prior to enlisting, a millworker in the employment of Messrs John Sharp & Sons, Ltd.,m Edward Street Mills.

Dundee People’s Journal 23rd October 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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