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Full Name
John Galloway
Rank Last Held
Second Lieutenant
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
Occupation before Enlistment
Assistant Engineer, Whenuapai Aerodrome
Western Desert
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Engineers, 10 Railway Construction Company
Place of Death
Western Desert
Date of Death
Sunday 26 July 1942
Age at Death
Year of Death
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Cemetery Name
El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Reference
I. F. 21
Biographical Notes
  • John Galloway was the son of John and Jessie I. Galloway of Thames.
  • Educated at Thames School of Mines, where he gained the President's Medal and a Mining Scholarship. At Otago University in 1937 he won the Turnbull-Thompson Medal for Surveying and in 1938 gained his A.O.S.M. and B.Sc Degree.
  • He worked first in Waihi and Karangahake, gaining some practical mining experience.
  • On arrival in Egypt with 2NZEF he was posted to Sudan in charge of a Survey Company and later was transferred to Divisional Engineers where he gained his Commission.
  • Killed in land-mine explosion.

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