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Gallie, A W

Menin Gate

The Menin Gate, Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

Commemorated on Halkett Place Primary School Memorial

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Saturday 24 March 1917

Jersey Rifleman Wounded. Mrs Gallie of 19 Dumaresq Street has received a letter from Captain D Scollard of D Company Royal Irish Rifles stating that her son, Rifleman A W Gallie of the Jersey Company, was wounded on 8 August while gallantly defending his position against the enemy. The wound, fortunately, is not serious and the Rifleman is now at the County of Middlesex War Hospital in St Albans.


Commonwealth War Graves Commission Record


Arthur Walter Gallie

Rifleman Arthur Walter Gallie
7th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles

1914-15 Star

Born at St Helier, Jersey. Son of Alfred & Esther Gallie of 19 Dumaresq Street, St Helier, Jersey

Killed in action, aged 20 years


NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Monday 9 April 1917

Jersey Rifleman's Injuries. We regret to learn that Rifleman A W Gallie of the Jersey Company Royal Irish Rifles who was badly wounded last September is not yet sufficiently recovered to be able to leave hospital. Rifleman Gallie's injuries were of so serious a nature that as a result of them he has lost his hearing and the sight of one eye. We trust that he will soon reach a stage of convalescence which will allow of a return to his relatives and friends in Jersey.

NEWS ITEM in Jersey Evening Post of Friday 17 August 1917

Roll of Honour. Yet another member of the original Jersey Company of the Royal Irish Rifles has been called upon to make the supreme sacrifice. We refer to Rifleman A W Gallie, whose mother has received a letter from Acting RSM J Le Breton of the Royal Irish Rifles stating that her son was instantaneously killed in action on 8 August. The Sergeant Major concludes "your son was a fine lad and a good soldier, one any mother can be proud of." The late Rifleman was 19 and previous to volunteering for service overseas was employed by Mr J Terry. We tender the family our heartfelt condolences in their bereavement.


At 8pm every evening, the Last Post is played inside the Menin Gate in remembrance.