Blantyre man, Gunnnar Thomas Galloway of the Royal Field Artillery was killed in France by the bursting of a shell on 24thJune 1917 during WW1.
A Gunner in the RFA, he lived at 33 Carlton Place, former address on Craig Street. He enlisted on 1stSeptember 1914 and proceeded to the front in spring 1915. He was twice home to Blantyre in that time, the last being in February 1917.
He was 24 years old when he died and prior to war, he had been a miner at Craighead Colliery. Pictured is a WW1 Artillery squadron, courtesy of Margaret Stewart.
From the book, “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2019