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Francis Vivian GALLWEY

Regimental number3549
Place of birthMadeira Spain
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationElectrical engineer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Next of kinWife, Mrs Grace Margerite Gallwey, Wilcar, Howard Street, Milton, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date3 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/16/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll11th Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 12 October 1918

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'On September 29th, 1918, South west of LE CATELET, Sapper Gallwey with another sapper, were supervising an infantry party clearing a track through wire and over trenches for the passage of artillery. His party caught up with the most advanced infantry, their advance having been stopped by heavy machine gun and shell fire and who had been ordered to dig in. In spite of this fire, which was causing many casualties, Sapper Gallwey worked in the open for over an hour clearing the track and removing anti-tank mines. His conduct throughout was most gallant and an inspiration to those with him.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death28 April 1957
Place of burialMt Thompson Crematorium

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