Saturday 11 April 2009

Private Ralph Gallinger

Born on 29 May 1897 in Cornwall, Ontario - son of William Gallinger, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Cornwall, Ontario, trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Roman Catholic, height of 5 feet 6.5 inches, chest of 34.5 inches fully expanded, ruddy complexion, brown eyes, brown hair.

Joined the 154th Battalion, CEF, in Cornwall, Ontario, on 30 May 1916 (number 634154) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 24 May 1917 - killed in action on 29 September 1918 - buried in Bourlon Wood Cemetery (grave II.C.6), France.

No comments: