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  cap badgeSapper Andrew Rowan Gallocher

Royal Engineers 1st/1st (Lowland) Field Company
Service No: 2230

Andrew Rowan Gallocher grave

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Personal details

Family Information

Son of Hugh (09/02/1854-04/03/1920) and Sarah McEwen Gallocher of 217 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge (listed as Waterside, Dalmellington, Ayrshire by the CWGC - this is Andrew's fathers birthplace). Andrew's parents married on the 04/01/1885 in Liverpool. Andrew made a Will leaving all his property and effects to his brother Robert. From the 1901 England Census (Andrew not listed) - Address - 31 Jenkinson St, Everton - Hugh Gallocher aged 47, Sarah Gallocher aged 47, Robert Gallocher aged 13. From the 1891 England Census - Address - 60 Carmel St, Everton - Hugh Gallocher aged 37, Sarah Gallocher aged 37, Agnes Gallocher aged 5, Robert Gallocher aged 3 and Andrew Gallocher aged 2 (all Andrew's family born in Scotland).

Born / Resided

Everton / 217 Dundyvan Rd, Coatbridge.

Died

Died 12/04/1916 of wounds to the chest at the 33rd C.C Station in Bethune

Enlisted

Coatdyke

Employed

Calder Tube Works.

Age

27

Buried / Remembered

Bethune Town Cemetery (III. G. 61), Pas de Calais, France.

Cemetery / Memorial Information

For much of the First World War, Bethune was comparatively free from bombardment and remained an important railway and hospital centre, as well as a corps and divisional headquarters. The 33rd Casualty Clearing Station was in the town until December 1917. Early in 1918, Bethune began to suffer from constant shell fire and in April 1918, German forces reached Locon, five kilometres to the north. The bombardment of 21 May did great damage to the town and it was not till October that pressure from the Germans was relaxed. Bethune Town Cemetery contains 3,004 Commonwealth burials of the First World War,11 being unidentified. This icludes 26 men of the 1/8th Manchester Regiment who were killed by a bomb on 22 December 1917 while marching to rest billets. There are also 122 French and 87 German war graves, 38 of the German burials are unidentified.

Additional Information

Andrew had 10 years service between the Volunteers and Territorials. Andrew was taken to hospital with a severe chest wound. He died an hour or two later. Also remembered on the Stewarts and Lloyds Roll of Honour (see photos). See photos for Andrew's Medal Index Card, his Newspaper clipping (for letters to his father from the Chaplain and Captain W Shanks), his CWGC Grave Registration x 2, his Headstone Report x 2, Andrew and the family listed on the 1891 England Census, his Birth Index, family listed on the 1901 England Census, his Army Register of Soldiers Effects, his Service Medal and Award Rolls, Bethune Town Cemetery and the Royal Engineers Cap Badge.

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