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Oscar Eugene Gallie

Portrait of Captain Oscar Gallie, Archives New Zealand, R24184006. Image may be subject to copyright restrictions.
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Oscar Eugene AWMM
  • Surname
    Gallie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/90 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    20 May 1889 AWMM DunedinOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 1914 AWMM 17 Stoke Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 John Gallie (father), 17 Stoke Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • Samoa AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/90 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      Citation for Military Cross (MC): "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During hostile shelling of his battery position, an ammunition dump in a building was set on fire. This officer rushed in on his own initiative and displayed the greatest gallantry in stifling the flames. As some of the ammunition had already exploded, and the remainder might have done so at any moment, his pluck and devotion to duty cannot be too highly praised.” (London Gazette (online), issue 30466, published on 8 January 1918, p. 606) AWMM
    • Military Cross (MC) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 1914 AWMM AWMM
    • WW1 1915 AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Mr. and Mrs. John Gallie, of 17, Stoke St., Wellington, New Zealand.

    He first served as Gunner with "D" Battery New Zealand Field Artillery at Samoa from August 1914 to March 1915.

    "Among New Zealanders in the Imperial Army who have recently gained the Military Cross is Second-Lieutenant Oscar E. T. Gallie (2/90), son of Mr. John Gallie, of Wellington. The soldier, who is a native of Dunedin, is 26 years of age, and saw service in Samoa for eight months from August, 1914, being the first to join from the Wairarapa. He then went to England and obtained a commission in the Royal Field Artillery. About two months ago the Military Cross was awarded to his younger brother, Lieutenant Victor J. Gallie (2/5), who is in a different division of the Royal Field Artillery. Both young officers are nephews of Major A. R. Hislop, of Wellington." (from an article entitled 'Brothers Win Military Cross', Auckland Weekly News, 11 October 1917, p. 47) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    7 December 1917 AWMM
    Age 28 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM X.A.6. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
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  • Memorial name
    • Memorial gates, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park, Kuratawhiti Street, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM
    • Memorial trees, 117 lime trees, Avenue of Remembrance, Greytown Soldiers Memorial Park, Kuratawhiti Street, Greytown, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM

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