Walter Galloway
Walter Galloway WW1 Walter was born November 10, 1877 in Scotland. He was the son of John and Mary Galloway.

Walter was a regular soldier. He had enlisted December 27, 1899 at Newcastle.

Army number: 7012. Rank: Private. Unit: 2nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry.

Walter was 5' 3 1/2" tall and his physical development was good. He had grey eyes and dark brown hair.

Walter served in the Boer War and was wounded November 20, 1901 at Rietfontein while attached to the 23rd Battalion, Mounted Infantry.

After the Boer War Walter was posted with the 1st Battalion to India and returned to England 1907.

January 30, 1908 Walter joined the First Class Army Reserve. He was recalled to the colours August 1914.

Walter Galloway death report WW1


Walter's medals include the Queen's South Africa Medal, the King's South Africa Medal, the 1914-1915 Star, the British War Medal and the Victory Medal. The family have his Death Plaque.

Walter's family received a report January 30, 1915 that he had been killed, but while mourning they received a letter from him dated 2 days after his death.

Sadly Walter died of wounds August 10, 1915 at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station, near Poperinge, Belgium.

Walter Galloway headstone WW1

Walter is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Grave 111, D. 15.


Walter Galloway is the great, great uncle of John Malcolm of Newton Aycliffe.

Sotton Colliery War Memorial

Walter is commemorated also on the Shotton Colliery War Memorial.