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Regimental number1414
Place of birthLondon, England
Other NamesDaniel Albert
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address74 Kenlon Road, Tooting, London, England
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 7"
Weight142 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Elizabeth Gallivan, 74 Kenlon Road, Tooting, London, England
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, D Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 7 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsThe Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 23), Belgium

The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.

The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.

Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.

Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Daniel and Elizabeth GALLIVAN, 102 Crowborough Road, Mitcham Road, Tooting, London, England
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Force, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915. Admitted to 16th Casualty Clearing Station, 4 September 1915 (not yet diagnosed); transferred to St Peter's Hospital, Ghain Tuffieha, Malta, 10 September 1915 (rheumatism); discharged, 6 October 1915; rejoined unit at Gallipoli, 6 November 1915.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 25 March 1916.

Wounded in action, 3 August 1916 (sprained ankle); admitted to 1st Anzac Rest Station, 4 August 1916; rejoined unit, 12 August 1916.

Admitted to 38th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 November 1916 (boils); transferred to 39th General Hospital, Havre, 21 November 1916; discharged to 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, 30 November 1916; rejoined Bn, 8 March 1917. To England on leave, 6 September 1917; rejoined Bn, 19 September 1917.

Killed in action, Belgium, 7 October 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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