Date of birth: 1886
Parents: Henry and Martha Gallery
Address: 303, Bolton Road, Small Heath, Birmingham
Occupation: Corn Porter
John was the second son of Henry and Martha. His father had also been in the army and when John was born he was based at the Curragh Camp near Dublin, Ireland.
There is a record of a John Richard Gallery at the age of 14 working for the Great Western Railway at Birmingham Station Goods Yard as a lorry runner. He was earning 11 shillings a week in 1900. He resigned in 1901.
In 1911 the family lived in Small Heath, Birmingham and Henry worked as a Corn Porter.
Rank & Number: Private, 6828
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards
Brigade/Division: 1st (Guards) Brigade
Date of death: Sunday, September 06, 1914
Cause of death/Battle: Killed in action near Voinsles
Commemorated/Buried: Montreuil-Aux-Lions British Cemetery, Aisne
Awards: 1914 Star and Clasp, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Commemorated locally at: St Nicholas Church
John joined the Coldstream Guards in 1906 and served twelve years in the 5th Dragoon Guards. He went to France on about 15th August 1914 as a signaller.
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