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Sapper Patrick Gallacher

Royal Engineers 19th Division Signal Company
Service No: 253303

Patrick  Gallacher grave





Personal details

Family Information

Son of James and Bridget Lynch Gallacher. Brother of Henry Gallacher of 158 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge. From the 1891 Census - Address - 22 Carrick St, Coatbridge - James Gallacher aged 29, Bridget Gallacher aged 26, Henry Gallacher aged 5, Patrick Gallacher aged 2

Born / Resided

Coatbridge / 160 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge


Died 13/11/1918 of Broncho-pneumonia in the 26th General Hospital, Etaples


Maryhill Barracks 27/04/1916


Iron Dresser


29 / DOB - 03/06/1889

Buried / Remembered

Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Cemetery / Memorial Information

Etaples Military Cemetery is the largest CWGC cemetery in France. It is located near Boulogne on the former site of a large military hospital complex used by the Allies during the First World War.The cemetery contains 10,769 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, the earliest dating from May 1915. Hospitals were stationed again at Etaples during the Second World War. The cemetery was used for burials from January 1940 until the evacuation at the end of May 1940. After the war, a number of graves were brought into the cemetery from other French burial grounds. Of the 119 Second World War burials, 38 are unidentified.

Additional Information

Patrick was formerly with the Royal Field Artillery (133930). He transferred to the Royal Engineers in 1916. He was wounded in January 1918 and survived until the Armistice only to die of Broncho-pneumonia in the 26th General Hospital in Etaples two days later. See photos for Patricks listing by the CWGC, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects x 2, Patricks Service Record, his Service Medal and Award Rolls and another photo of Patricks Grave. Patricks grave inscription reads " R.I.P."

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