Second Lieutenant

John Galloway

Additional Information: 

Son of John and Jessie I. Galloway, of Thames, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Biographical Notes:

“By the end of July a belt of mines had been laid around three sides of the New Zealand area, but not without further loss of men and trucks as extracts from the war diaries of the two Field Companies involved testify:

24 July. Major Currie 32 and one sapper wounded when his truck ran on to an uncharted mine.

25 July. Three killed and eight wounded when a mine exploded.

26 July. Lt Galloway killed and two sappers wounded by mine explosion.

27 July. One killed and one wounded when a truck detonated an uncharted enemy mine.”

[Excerpt From: Cody, J. F. “New Zealand Engineers, Middle East.”]

"Second Lieutenant John Galloway was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Galloway, of Thames. He was an exceptionally successful student at the Thames High School, Thames School of Mines and Otago University. He graduated Bachelor of Science, and was an associate member of the Otago School of Mines. When he left New Zealand, he was a student member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and a member of the Royal Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, London. He left New Zealand with a railway construction unit, and was later transferred to the Divisional Engineers, where he was appointed to a commission. He served throughout the Eritrean campaign in the Sudan and in the Nile Valley." [New Zealand Herald, Volume 79, Issue 24348, 10 August 1942, Page 4]

Public Contributions:

Submitted by: Allen Morris
Relationship to casualty: No Relation
Photo from my grandfather's collection Thomas Harold Gould from Coromandel.

Personal Tributes:


Service Number: 
John Galloway
Second Lieutenant
Date of Birth:
14 June 1916
Place of Birth:
New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
Not known
Occupation on Enlistment:
Assistant Engineer, Whenuapai Aerodrome
New Zealand Engineers

Casualty Details

Cause of Death:
Date of Death:
26 July 1942
Day of Death:
Age at Death: 

Embarkation Details

Text in italics supplied by Cenotaph Online, Auckland War Memorial Museum


Cemetery Reference: 
I. F. 21.
Cemetery Location: 
John Galloway
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