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Gallichan, A J

Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery

Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 10 March 1919

Jersey Sailor Dies in Edinburgh. We regret to announce the death of a Jerseyman in the Royal Marines, Alfred James Gallichan, who after serving throughout the campaign on HMS Agincourt, succumbed at Garton Hospital in Edinburgh on Friday 28 February of pneumonia following influenza. The deceased, who was in his 35th year had served in the Marines for a considerable time in pre-war days and formed part of the crew of the Royal Yacht Victoria & Albert. As stated above he had, for the past 4 years, served on the Agincourt and unfortunately contracted influenza and was removed to Edinburgh where he eventuallu passed away. His widow, nee Miss Clara Marett late of Lydia Cottages, Samares, who with her three children, now resides in Portsmouth, was at his bedside. The interment took place at Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth on Thursday last with full Naval Honours, the remains being borne to their last resting place by men of the Royal Marines. A large number of friends attended the obsequies in addition to the deceased's relatives who crossed from Jersey. We tender the bereaved widow and other members of the family our sincerest sympathy.


Commemorated on Grouville Parish Memorial, Jersey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record

Alfred John Gallichan

Private Alfred John Gallichan
Royal Marine Light Infantry, H.M.S."Agincourt"

Long Service & Good Conduct

Son of Thomas & Susan Gallichan
Husband of Clara Labey Gallichan (nee Marett) of Portsmouth

Died of influenza at Garton Hospital, Edinburgh, aged 35

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 10 March 1919