James B. Galloway

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 202878
  • Rank: Private
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 12th Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 27
  • Date of Death: 30.08.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Sever) Souvenir Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: V.D.103.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 208 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee
  • Occupation: Cooper, J & J Cunningham Ltd, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Ann Galloway, 208 Strathmartine Rd, Dundee

  • Father:

    D. Galloway

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about James B. Galloway

James B. Galloway    202878   Royal Scots Fusiliers

Footballer’s Death from Gas.

Mrs D. Galloway, 208 Strathmartine Road, yesterday received official intimation that her youngest son, Pte. James B. Galloway, Royal Scots Fusiliers, died on August 30 in a casualty clearing station in France from the effects of gas poisoning.  Pte. Galloway arrived in France in April of this year from Egypt, where he had served for 15 months.  Twenty-seven years of age, he enlisted in the Royal Engineers in 1915, and was afterwards transferred to the Royal Scots Fusiliers.  Private Galloway was formerly a cooper in the employment of J. & J. Cunningham, Limited.  He was well known in junior football circles in the city, and when in the Royal Engineers won a championship match, Private Galloway kept goal for the winners.  A sad feature of Private Galloway’s death is that shortly before he was poisoned by the gas, he was notified of home leave, and would have been in Dundee this week.

Dundee Courier 5th September 1918

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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