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10678 SERJEANT J.F. GALLOWAY, 2ND.BN. SOUTH WALES BORDERERS : SERVED AT TSINGTAU, CHINA 1914; GALLIPOLI 1915 & WAS KILLED IN ACTION AT CAMBRAI 1917 :

1914-15 Star (10678 L.Cpl. S.Wales Bord.); British War Medal; Victory Medal 1914-19 (10678 Sjt. S.Wales Bord.) : (JOHN FREDERICK GALLOWAY - Born 16 April 1890, Lambeth, London, a coal miner residing at Treorchy, Near Pontypridd, Rhondda, on the day he attested at for the South Wales Borderers at Brecon : He remained at home until transferred to 2nd. Battalion, in September 1912 when the Battalion was posted for service in Northern China : At the outbreak of war the recipient was serving with 'C' Company of the Battalion and was stationed at Tientsin : On 23 September 1914 the Battalion was sent to Lao Shan Bay to take part in combined operations in conjunction with Japanese forces, to capture the German Naval Base at Tsingtao : The Battalion returned home in January 1915 where it remained until March 1915 when posted to the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force for service in Gallipoli and was among the Regiments that landed on the beaches on the first day of the campaign, 25 April 1915 : At 22.30hrs on 1 May 1915 the Battalion was holding trenches near 'White House", running east to Morto Bay, when the enemy attacked in force : The Battalion together with 1st.Battalion The Border Regiment repulsed the attacks and the enemy got no closer than 100yards from the British positions : In the days following the Turks sent out burial parties under a white flag and the South Wales Borderers assisted in collecting over one hundred and fifty Turkish dead that lay infront of the Battalion's right flank : On 7 May 1915 the Battalion took over the trenches near "Gully Ravine" and at 17.40hrs. the following day took part in the assault on the Turkish positions : Almost immediately it encountered a deadly crossfire, casualties being particularly heavy in the second line, "Which was mowed down wholesale as it crossed the parapet" : Three Officers and forty-eight Other Ranks were killed, with a further eighty-three men being wounded : With the withdrawal from Gallipoli the Battalion landed in Egypt on 13 January 1916 and from there moved to the Western Front from 15 March of that year : On 20 November 1917 the Battle of Cambrai commenced and on the second day, 21 November 1917, the recipient was KILLED IN ACTION at Marcoing when the Battalion with the cooperation of tanks, attacked the German lines : In total the Battalion suffered the loss of 378 men killed on that day : The recipient is buried at the Villers-Plouich Communal Cemetery, he was twenty-seven years of age at the time of his death, he had never married and as both his parents were dead his medals were claimed by his eldest sister Miss Mabel Alice Galloway.) : Sold with verification, copy 1911 Census entry, two copy photographs of the recipient in uniform, copies of two letters written by the recipient, copy Army Form B - notification of death, copy GWGC. information and other related research : Unused silk ribbons : Scarce NEF - £695