Coleshill Remembers World War 1
As a free service to the World War 1 commemoration year, ST-IT Limited have created and are hosting a free database of Coleshill connected veterans.
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Entry for Drummer Albert Gallagher
2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
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Commemorated on the plaque at the Roman Catholic Church. Albert Gallagher was born in Middleborough, Yorkshire, in 1887. By 1901 he was living at the St Paul’s Home, Coleshill, and was a half time Tailor. He enlisted in the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment at Warwick, and was living at the Whittington Barracks, near Lichfield, in 1911, where he is recorded as a Private with the same regiment. Private Gallagher (service number 414) was assigned to the Battalion's Drum Corps as a Drummer. The 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment landed in Western Europe on 6th October 1914. Just a few weeks later Drummer Gallagher died of wounds received on 31st October 1914, and is remembered on the Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Belgium. He was awarded the 1914 Star, Victory and British medals.