|5830 Pte. J. Galligan, Royal Irish Fusiliers.
Queen’s South Africa Medal clasps Talana, Orange Free State, Transvaal.
Wounded in action Talana 20 October 1899, taken prisoner Nicholson’s
Nek 30 October 1899, dangerously wounded in action Nr.
Springfontein 3 November 1901 & died of wounds 1 December 1901.
With two photocopy pages of the medal roll, photocopies of the casualty
roll pages and a photocopy of his entry in ‘In Memoriam’. He is among a
list of prisoners taken at Nicholson’s Nek published in the Irish Times
6 July 1900. At the time he was mortally wounded his battalion was
occupying a string of blockhouses in the Springfontein area. Buried in
Springfontein Cemetery. Grave marked by a marble cross. Served in ‘F’
Company, 1st Battalion. Also entitled to South Africa 1901 clasp.
Died of myocardial degeneration at Maldon 31 July 1961. Served in ‘A’
Also entitled to India General Service Medal with clasp Relief of
Chitral for service with the East Lancashire Regiment.