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Gallichan, W J

Poelcapelle British Cemetery

Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium

Son of Helier Alfred Gallichan, of I, Halkett Villas, Belvedere Lane, Bagot, Jersey.

Killed in action, aged 19 years

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Tuesday 6 November 1917

Another Jersey Soldier Missing. We regret to learn that Mrs Gallichan of 2 Old St James' Place has received official news that her son, Private W J Gallichan of the 1st Hampshires, has been missing since the engagement on 4 October, when so many Jerseymen were amongst the casualties.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 3 April 1918

Roll of Honour. Another Jersey soldier serving in the Hampshire Regiment who has made the supreme sacrifice is Private William John Gallichan, son of Mr & Mrs H Gallichan of 2 Old St James' Place. The deceased, who was in his 20th year, was formerly employed at Au Gagne Petit and joined up in March 1917, he proceeded to France shortly afterwards and was reported missing on 4 October. Nothing having since been heard of him the authorities are now regretfully constrained to presume that he was killed on that date. We offer the family our sincere sympathy in their sorrow.



William John Gallichan

Private William John Gallichan
1st Battalion. Hampshire Regiment

Notice of Death appears in Jersey Evening Post of Wednesday 3 April 1918


Commemorated on Old Boys of St James' Company Boys Brigade Memorial, Jersey


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record