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Donald Muir Galloway



  • Title
  • Forenames
    Donald Muir AWMM
  • Surname
    Galloway AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    23749 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    7 October 1917 AWMM ThamesCoromandel District AWMM
    Thames, Coromandel, New Zealand AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre Mar 1940 AWMM 30 Beach Road, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J. Galloway (father), Beach Road, Thames, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1 December 1940 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Western Desert AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    23749 AWMM
  • Military service
    Territorials (joined 1938) AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW2 Mar 1940 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    Grocer AWMM
    PaeroaHauraki District AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    Western Desert, North Africa AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Septicemia AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Injured in Car accident (May 1942) AWMM
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of wounds whilst a Prisoner of War AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Donald Galloway was the son of John and Jessie I. Galloway, of Thames, New Zealand.Son of John and Jessie Galloway of Parawai, Thames and brother of Jean and Kenneth.

    He was the brother of Jean and Kenneth.

    Went to Thames Central Primary School, Thames High School and Seddon Memorial Technical College 1934. Was keen on sport, both at college and after, particularly athletics, football, golf and tennis. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    23 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 24 AWMM
    ItalyEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Naples War Cemetery, Italy AWMM II. K. 9. AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
    WW2 3: WW2 164 AWMM