Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch  
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17/12/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 16th March 1940: From France to Wed
17/12/2019 A military wedding took place in St Mary’s Catholic Church, Stewartstown, on Saturday morning, when Corporal Joseph Devlin, who had crossed from France on Tuesday night, was married to Miss K Devlin, of Railway Street, Stewartstown. The bridesmaid was Mrs John Galloway, whose husband is at present serving with the British forces in France, and the groomsman was Private John O’Neill of the Royal I F. The marriage ceremony was performed by the Rev P J Geatins, P.P. the bride’s father, Mr Joseph Devlin, is at present in training at Ballykinlar, and the groom is the son of Mr Francis Devlin of North Street, Stewartstown, who served in the Great War. The groom left on Tuesday to re-join his regiment in France.
16/12/2019 Private John Galloway, who was serving in France, was the first soldier from Stewartstown to arrive on leave last week. He says the boys are all of good cheer, and that everything is going okay.
16/12/2019 From the Mid Ulster Mail dated 6th January 1940: Stewartstown
26/08/2019 John was survived by his wife Mary (Minnie), who later married Joe Quinn, who was a P.O.W. during the Second World War.
26/08/2019 John Galloway was the son of John and Kathleen Galloway.
26/08/2019 John Galloway was apparently born on 3rd April 1908 in County Tyrone. However, no record can be found either on GRONI or in the 1911 census.
26/08/2019 John was the husband of Mary Galloway of Stewartstown.
26/08/2019 Prior to enlistment John Galloway worked as a labourer.
26/08/2019 John Galloway enlisted 13th January 1930 in Omagh.
26/08/2019 Fusilier John Galloway served with the 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers.
26/08/2019 At dawn on the 28th May 1940, B Company of 2nd Inniskillings were ordered to patrol forward to the St Elo area and came under heavy German artillery and small arms fire.
26/08/2019 Fusilier Galloway is buried at Dickebusch Old Military Cemetery near Ypres in Belgium.
26/08/2019 Fusilier John Galloway is commemorated locally on Stewartstown Cenotaph.
26/08/2019 The CWGC record Fusilier John Galloway as the son of John and Kathleen Galloway. He is also recorded as the husband of Mary Galloway of Stewartstown, County Tyrone.
26/08/2019 It is believed that Fusilier John Galloway and two others were killed in action on 28th May 1940.
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