Regimental number3227
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolSt Mary's School, East End, Glasgow, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia22
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressAdelaide, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Weight135 lbs
Next of kinFather, William John Gallacher, Kennedy Drive, Patrick West, Glasgow, Scotland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 January 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, 26th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Morea on 22 February 1917
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal RollHeadquarters, Australian Mounted Division
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied on board HS 'Essaye'.
FateDied of disease 13 October 1918
Age at death from cemetery records34
Place of burialAt sea
Commemoration detailsJerusalem Memorial, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Susan GALLACHER, 18 Bridge Street, Patrick, Glasgow, Scotland
Other details

War service: Egypt, Palestine.

Marched into 'A' Details, Moascar, Egypt, 4 April 1917.

Attached to Australian Remount Depot, Heliopolis, 10 June 1917.

Proceeded to Anzac Mounted Division Headquarters, 15 June 1917; taken on strength of Anzac Mounted Division Headquarters, 17 June 1917.

Proceeded to Desert Mounted Corps Headquarters, 10 August 1917; attached to Desert Mounted Corps Headquarters, 11 August 1917.

Detached from Desert Mounted Corps Headquarters, 24 August 1917.

Evacuated to hospital, 13 January 1918.

Admitted to Scott Horse Field Ambulance, 2 February 1918; discharged, 6 February 1918; marched into 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 7 February 1918.

Marched into Reinforcements Camp, 15 February 1918.

Marched into 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 15 March 1918.

Detached to Cookery School, 28 March 1918; marched into 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, 12 April 1918.

Transferred to 9th Light Horse Regiment, 23 April 1918; marched into 9th Light Horse Regiment, 8 May 1918.

Found guilty, Jerusalem, 27 June 1918, of (1) disobedience of General Routine Order, in that he was in a brothel; (2) being in Jerusalem without a pass: awarded 14 days' confined to camp, and forfeits 7 days' pay.

Admitted to No 3 Field Ambulance, 9 July 1918 (sores, penis); transferred to No 66 Casualty Clearing Station, 9 July 1918; to No 44 Stationary Hospital, 11 July 1918; to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, Moascar, 14 July 1918; discharged, 19 July 1918, and marched into 3rd Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 23 July 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 23 July 1918; rejoined 9th Light Horse Regiment, 25 July 1918.

Evacuated to hospital, 6 October 1918.

Died, at sea, 13 October 1918 (influenza, supervening collapse).

Buried at sea by Chaplain A.V. PANTATLERESCA, 13 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, GALLAGHER William