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Myer Gallewski

Born:
1888
Died:
20 Iyyar 5711 (26 May 1951)

Basic Information

Unique reference:
GAL9118
Gender:
Male

Birth

Date of birth:
1888
Place of birth:
Sunderland

Death

Date of death:
20 Iyyar 5711 (26 May 1951)
Died in combat?:
No
Place of death:
Sunderland

Places

Addresses

Family Home:
139 High Street, Sunderland (1911)
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Brave actions from the Front, 1917

Mr L Gallewski, 24 Frederick Street Sunderland, has received a letter from Sapper C. H. Stelling, now discharged from the R.E. concerning a brave act by his brother, Sapper M Gallewski, also a Sunderland man. Sapper Sterling says: - "We went into action in the early morning, and the shelling and rifle fire were pretty hot. While we were advancing part of a shell shattered my leg. I was lying in the open exposed to all sorts of danger and unable to move, when your brother came to me, bandaged my leg, then went back across the shell swept open cavity to get stretcher-bearers and came with them and got me safely to the field dressing station. He risked his life getting me to a place of safety and I am only sorry there was not someone there in authority at the time who could have recommended him for some recognition for his brave act. I may mention it became necessary to amputate my leg."

Family

Siblings

Rosa Gallewski (female)
Nathan Gallewski (male)
Esther Gallewski "Ettie" (female)
Louis Gallewski (male)
Dora Gallewski (female)

Parents

Father: Michael Gallewski (male)
Mother: Janie Jackson (female)

Homefront

Military Record

Military service:
Army
Military record no.:
40742
Date enlisted/conscripted:
24 August 1914
Date discharged/death:
18 May 1918
Rank at discharge/death:
Sapper
Invalided out of service:
18 May 1918
Assignments
Regiment:
Royal Engineers
Battalion/unit:
G Company
Medals:
Silver War Badge

Roll of Honour

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