John Joseph Gallagher, Derbyshire Yeomanry

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  1. djcrtoye

    djcrtoye Member

    Hi I wonder if any anyone help me. I have just discovered the above relative. His death date is 10 January 1945. I am wondering what was happening around this time. According to the records he died in Isere, Rhone Alpes, but he was buried in Belgium. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. Tullybrone

    Tullybrone Senior Member


    Where did you get your information on his death location?

    2nd Derbyshire Yeomanry were in action at Ourthe, Belgium in January 1945 during The Battle of The Bulge. His burial place at Hodister is quite nearby. I wouldn’t expect a deceased serviceman to be brought over 400 miles from Isere for burial purposes.

    Casualty Details | CWGC

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  3. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member


    Which records are you referring to?
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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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  5. djcrtoye

    djcrtoye Member

    thanks for your quick replies, we found this information on ancestry family trees and wondered ourselves why would they bury someone 400 miles away, we have been caught ancestry quite a few times and have learnt our lesson :D
  6. vitellino

    vitellino Senior Member

    Ancestry's fine if you consult their original records, but steer away from this kind of information on family trees.

    Best wishes,

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  7. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    From Ancestry

    UK, Army Roll of Honour, 1939-1945
    Name: John Gallagher
    Given Initials: J J
    Rank: Trooper
    Death Date: 10 Jan 1945
    Number: 7959254
    Birth Place: Lanarkshire
    Residence: Lanarkshire
    Branch at Enlistment: Royal Armoured Corps
    Theatre of War: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
    Regiment at Death: Derbyshire Yeomanry RAC
    Branch at Death: Royal Armoured Corps

    Global, Find a Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current
    Name: Pvt John Joseph Gallagher
    Death Date: 10 Jan 1945
    Cemetery: Hodister Genes Communal Cemetery
    Burial or Cremation Place: Rendeux, Arrondissement de Marche-en-Famenne, Luxembourg, Belgium

    Has Bio?: Y
    Pvt John Joseph Gallagher (unknown-1945) - Find A...

    From family tree(s)


    There is a family tree that has been created that provides the initial details as:
    John Gallagher
    BIRTH 24 5 1923 • 51 Hospital Street, Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, Scotland
    DEATH 10 JAN 1945 • Royal, Armoured, Corps, Isère, Rhône-Alpes, France

    and it also includes these details:
    Altoona, Pennsylvania, Altoona Mirror Obituary Index, 1929-2010
    NameJohn Gallagher
    Publication Date 6 May 2004
    Publication PlaceAltoona, Blair, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    Death DateAbt 2004

    U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
    NameJohn J Gallagher
    Birth Datedd mm year

    Death Datedd mm 2004
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  8. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    Apply for his service records Get a copy of military service records

    You will not find them on the internet
    Date of birth required plus download the cert from cwgc as proof of death plus £30

    A bit of a wait but worth it
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