Peter Morrison Galloway

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Perth
  • Service no: 7794
  • Rank: Company Sergeant Major
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Gordon Highlanders
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 34
  • Date of Death: 02.04.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: X.A.2.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Forfar
  • Address: 24 Hunter Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Attendant, Central Baths, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Joan Galloway, 24 Hunter St, Dundee

  • Children:

    Gordon, born 03.03.1917

More about Peter Morrison Galloway

N.O.K. listed as Mrs Joan (nee Rollo) Galloway, 24 Hunter St, Dundee.

Peter Galloway   7794   Gordon Highlanders

Well-Known Dundee Swimmer’s Death.

The intimation of the death from wounds of Company Sergeant-Major Peter Galloway, of the Gordon Highlanders will be learned with deep regret by a large circle of acquaintances in Dundee who came in touch with him in pre-war days and greatly esteemed him while he was employed as an attendant at the Central Baths.  C.S.M. Galloway was a reservist of the Gordons and was mobilised in 1914, but was retained for a considerable time at the depot as an instructor.  He was a splendid type of the smart and intelligent British soldier.  For an act of great gallantry in life-saving at Dundee Harbour on a winter night, when he jumped into Earl Grey Dock and rescued a girl, C.S.M. Galloway, who was a powerful swimmer, was awarded the medal of the Royal Humane Society.  He is survived by a widow and one child, who reside at 24 Hunter Street.

Dundee Courier 8th April 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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