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Eric James Gallagher

Portrait, Eric James Gallagher - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Eric James Gallagher - This image may be subject to copyright


Civilian life

About birth

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Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Greece AWMM
    • 1941 AWMM
      World War 2/wars AWMM
      Crete AWMM
    • Libya AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    13948 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW2
      Sidi Rezegh, Western Desert AWMM
      1 December 1941 AWMM
      Battalion swamped by German Panzar Units AWMM
    • WW2
      Benghazi, Acaia & Patros (Greece) to 31 January 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - Dulag VIII-A, Gorlitz, Germany AWMM
      13 December 1941 AWMM
    • WW2 POW - E535 Milowitz, Milowitz, Poland AWMM
    • WW2 POW - PG 57, Gruppignano, Udine, Italy Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
      Italy, Europe Italy Imperial POW Alphabetical List
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
    WW2 29 April 1945 AWMM Liberated from Landshut, Bavaria AWMM
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number
    33202 AWMM

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
    Beri Beri; Malaria AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Married war bride Doreen Bodsworth at Invercargill 10 October 1946.

    Served 204 days in NZ and overseas 5 years, 7 days.

    Retired March 2001

    Prisoner of War at P.G 65 & P.G.57 (Italy) to 11.9.43 Germany, Prisoner of War at Stalag 317, Stalag 8A and E535, Milovitz, Poland. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • Documents
    • List of 2NZEF Prisoners of War. 1941-1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2009/8. AWMM
    • 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
      p.164 AWMM
    • Pringle, D., & Glue, W. (1957). 20 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM
    • Great Britain Army. (1945). Italy : imperial prisoners of war alphabetical list : section 4. London, U.K.: Government Printer. AWMM

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