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GALLAHER Charles Patrick
Perserverance Queensland
A49 Seang Choon

Charles was born at Murphy`s Creek and attended school at Laidley. On leaving school he worked as a labourer.

His mother Catherine Glover and stepfather Henry Glover had moved to Cooran on the North Coast line when Charles enlisted on the 17 January 1916 and Catherine was given as his next of kin.

Charles served in France where he was wounded in action on the 4 October 1917. While recovering in England in Januray 1918 he was docked three days pay for failing to salute an officer.

He returned to Australia per "Ypringa" 15 May 1919 and was discharged 5 July 1919. In 1920 he married Florence Maud Lee in Brisbane. They had met in England while he was recovering from his wounds.

Following unsuccessful attempts to grow bananas in Cooran region he and his family went to New Guinea.

With the outbreak of WWII he enlisted on 22 February 1943 as a Corporal and was discharged a Sergeant on 5 May 1946 serving in New Guinea.

Medals included: British War Medal, Victory Medal, War Medal and Australian Service Medal

GALLAHER Charles Patrick
GALLAHER Charles Patrick
New Guinea
Port Morseby

Shire of Noosa Roll of Honor, Shire Council Chambers, Pelican Street, Tewantin

Cooran District Soldiers Poster - No 22 in Returned Soldiers

Photo extract "Boys of the Cooran District" poster, John Oxley Library, SLQ, Neg 52168

Syd Ryder

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By: Guest On: Sunday, 29 March 2015

To whom it may concern,

I was wondering if you had anymore details regarding this gental man? As i think he could be my great great gandfather. The artical doest mention children or there names ect. I dont know much about my family history but i am trying to find out as much as possible. If you could provide any information that would be kindly appreciated.

Kind Regards


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