Charles Gallop

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Number    Private 4198 

Battalion      5th Battalion  

Place of Birth Yarrawonga

Next of Kin  His father Mr. Abel Gallop of 22 Finlayton St Malvern, later his brother James Gallop of Francis Cres Glen Iris

Date and place of enlistment   Melbourne on 2/9/1915

Physical details on enlistment Age 34 years 1 month 5’5”, light brown eyes and dark brown hair

Religion   Baptist

Occupation   Labourer

Date and place of death

He went missing in action 28/7/1916 and was declared to have been killed in action on that day by artillery fire at a Court of Enquiry held on 13/4/1917.

Location of grave or memorial

He is remembered on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He is believed to have lived in the Hallston area. 

Military History

  • He is on the Hallston Honour Roll
  • In the Hallston Book he is in a cricket team photo 1903 and a football team photo for Mt Eccles 1905 when they were premiers
  • 2/9/15 He enlisted
  • 29/12/15 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Demosthenes
  • 17/3/16 He went to the 13th reinforcement of 5th Battalion at Serapaum
  • 27/3/16 He embarked to join British Expeditionary Force and embarked from Alexandria on the Saxonia
  • 31/3/16 He was in Hospital at Sea
  • 3/4/16 He disembarked Marseilles
  • 21/4/16 He was in hospital with mumps
  • 23/4/16 He went back to base
  • 9/6/16 He was united with his unit
  • 28/7/16 He was missing in action
  • 13/4/17It was reported that he was actually killed in action by artillery fire
  • His effects were a safety razor in a cardboard case, a pipe, a handkerchief, a shoulder badge, a scarf, a testament, 2 brushes and a notebook. These were sent to his father
  • Prudence Barton his sister wrote stating that correspondence be sent to her as her father died in 1921. Her address 135 Manning Rd East Malvern
  • James Gallop has to state that his parents are dead so he receive the medals
  • James Gallop authorized Emily Gallop to collect his plaque
  • 27/11/22 James Gallop received medals on

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