Victor James AWMM
Also known as
WWI 2/5 AWMM
Date of birth
23 July 1891 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 28 November 2015 - Archway portal via Archives New Zealand website; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE11056684
Place of birth
Dunedin, New Zealand Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 28 November 2015 - Archway portal via Archives New Zealand website; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE11056684
Address before enlistment
Unknown AWMM 17 Stoke Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
John Gallie (father), 17 Stoke Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
Pre 15 August 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
Medals and Awards
- Military Cross (MC) AWMM
Citation for Military Cross (MC): "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty whilst with his battery under heavy shell fire, in the course of which a gun pit was struck, the gun destroyed, and the ammunition set on fire. With the aid of a Serjeant he entered the pit and made gallant efforts to extinguish the fire, showing great promptitude and coolness in dealing with a serious situation." (London Gazette (online), issue 30204, published on 24 July 1917, p. 7628) AWMM
- Croix de Guerre (C.deG) Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 28 November 2015 - Archway portal via Archives New Zealand website; Military personnel file; http://ndhadeliver.natlib.govt.nz/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE11056684
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- "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)
Gazetted as acting Captain on 7 January 1918 (London Gazette (online), issue 30461, published on 4 January 1918, p. 413). AWMM
- A genealogical site with a photograph and more information on Victor
http://www.geni.com/people/Capt-Victor-James-Gallie-MC-Croix-de-Guerre/6000000031853751418 Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 28 November 2015 - .
- Auckland Star, Volume LX, Issue 293, 11 December 1929, Page 11
MEMORIAL TO TWO SONS.
FATHER'S BURSARY FUND.
GIFT TO WELLINGTON COLLEGE.
In memory of his two sons, who made the supreme sacrifice in the war —Captain Oscar E. Gallie, D.S.0., M.C., R.F.A., and Captain Victor J. Gallie, M.C., C.deG., R.F.A., Mr. John Gallie, of Kelburn, has paid to the Public Trustee £1000 for the establishment of a bursary at Wellington College. In notifying the board of governors, Mr. Gallie said his desire was that it might stimulate the recipient of the award to emulate his sons, who were both old boys of the college, in character, patriotism and devotion to duty. Public - Sarndra - Researcher - 28 November 2015 - Paperspast portal via National Library of New Zealand website; http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast?a=d&cl=search&d=AS19291211.2.146&srpos=4&e=-------10--1----0GALLIE--
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- New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
Vol1: 253 AWMM
- Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM
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