|William Albert Denis Galloway was born on 5 March, 1878 in Cardiff, Wales, the eldest son of William Galloway and Chirstiana Maud
Gordon. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in mining from the University of Wales probably prior to being appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in
the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers on 10 March, 1897.
Lieutenant - 7 December, 1898
Captain - 6 June, 1903
Resigns - 30 April, 1907
Up to now I have been unable to find any information suggesting that William Albert Denis Galloway served in either the Anglo Boer War
or World War One. He is identified as Denis Galloway in a contemporary pencil inscription on the reverse of the above photograph and
may have been known by that name to his friends and family.
He attended the Slade School of Fine Arts in London before leaving England and settling in the Netherlands and began an association with
Jan Tooroop's international artist group. His chosen media was the camera and at some point went to Romania at the suggestion of
Hungarian painter and friend Móricz Góth. Galloway would spend years there documenting traditional rural life and an extensive archive
of his glass plate negatives still survive at the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania.
William Albert Denis Galloway died at Paddington, London in 1957.
|Above: Captain William Albert Denis Galloway of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers.
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|Christian Galloway was born on 13 May, 1880 in Glamorgan, Wales, the son of William Galloway an mining engineer. His mother Chirstiana
Maud Gordon died less than a month later possibly as the result of complications from childbirth.
Christian was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers on 1 December, 1897.
Lieutenant - 14 February. 1900
Captain - 19 March, 1904
Resigns - 15 January, 1908
Temporary Captain - 2 September, 1914
Acting Major while in command of No. 6 Siege Co., R.M.R.E. - 17 March, 1917
Relinquishes temporary rank of Major - 4 November, 1918
Major - 1 April, 1920
Like his older brother Denis, Christian received a degree in mining from the University of Wales.
He served in South Africa during the Anglo-Boer War in a special company under one Captain C. H. Paynter and earned the Queen's South
Africa Medal with 5 clasps - "Cape Colony", "Orange Free State", "Transvaal", "S.A. 1901" and "S.A. 1902".
He returned to the Royal Monmouthshire R.E. during World War One and was wounded while serving with No. 4 Siege Co. of the R.M.R.E.
early in 1915. He was posted to No. 6 Siege Co. in 1916. Hospitalized in June 1918 he was eventually evacuated to England in July 1918. After
discharge he was posted to York as Garrison Engineer. He would go abroad again serving in Mesopotamia (1919) and Persia (1920).
He world receive the 1914-15 Star, the British War and Victory Medals and the General Service Medal with two clasps: "Iraq" and "N.W.
Christian Galloway was widely traveled both between the wars and afterward usually in the capacity of a mining engineer. Records show him in
Canada as a logging and mining engineer and conducting a coal survey for the British Columbia Department of Mines, in Germany, the United
States and even as far afield as Borneo where again he conducted surveys to assess the possibility of coal mining on that island.
One of his trips to New York in 1908 would find him on board the ill-fated liner RMS Lusitania which a few short years later would be torpedoed
off the coast of Ireland by a German U-Boat.
He was also a fairly well received author with his most noted work being The Call of the West - Letters from British Colombia which was
something of a travel log of his stay in Canada.
Major Christian Francis John Galloway died at St Columba's Hospital in London, England on 31 August, 1969.
|Above: Lieutenant Christian Francis John Galloway of the Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers. In this photo Christian Galloway - uniformed prior
to his departure for South Africa - wears a black morning band on his arm probably to signify the recent death of Queen Victoria.
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|Above and below: Christian Francis John Galloway's motorcycle licence issued to him while living in Germany c. 1906.
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