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Regimental number5978
Place of birthMelbourne, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
Address24 Stanley Street, Richmond, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinMother, Mrs E Callinan, 24 Stanley Street, Richmond, Victoria
Enlistment date11 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll1 May 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Initiative and resource in guiding Company in critical situation. (Polygon Wood 20 September 1917).'
Recommendation date: 27 September 1917

FateKilled in Action 4 October 1917
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialTyne Cot Cemetery (Plot XXXVI, Row F, Grave No. 3), Passchendaele, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Ellen CALLINAN, 24 Stanley Street, Richmond, Victoria. Native of Carlton, Victoria

Military Medal

'During the attack on POLYGON WOOD east of YPRES on September 20th July, when his Company Commander and Section Sergeant had been wounded on the way to the assembling position, Pte. GALLINAN guided his Section and Company onto the taped lines on which they were to form up, thereby being instrumental in having the Company formed up before zero hour.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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