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William Henry Gallimore was born circa 1885, and joined the regular Army when he was 18 years old in 1903. He was previously been part of the  2nd Volunteer Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Before enlisting in the Army, William was working as a side pacer to a mule overlooker. His next of kin was given as his father; Anthony Gallimore of 24 Walter street, Bolton.

On 9th August 1906 he passed a course in Regimental signaling.

On 1st January 1910 William married Ada Golding in Bolton. In September that year they had a daughter, Olive.

By 4th July 1910 William was no longer in the Army, but Police Constable 1065 of the Preston County Police.

By 12th August 1914, William was back in the Army, and sailed with the 1st Battalion to France. He was present at Mons.

William was admitted to hospital on 24th September 1914, he had shot wounds in his left thigh, left arm and foot. These wounds ended his war service. Read the related article, which gives a fuller account of what happened. William was sent back to England in the November.

On 13th January 1915 he was declared no longer fit for military service and discharged. His address on discharge was 20 Birch Road, Wardle, Rochdale.

William was awarded the 1914 Star with bar, and the British War and Victory medals.

In the early 1920’s when William applied for the clasp to his 1914 star he was living/working at a poultry farm in Barnshaw near Crewe.

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  1. […] experience of William Henry Gallimore, of the 1st Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, is one of the many instances of remarkable […]

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