Private David Galloway, 28th Infantry Reg. 1st Div. U.S. Army
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Back Row – William, Margaret, David, Thomas, Winton. Middle Row – John, Margery, Thomas, Mary, Robert holding babies Isabel and Christina, Patricia, Janet. Front Row – Mary, Catherine, Elizabeth
David was third eldest out of 15 children to Thomas Thomson and Mary Galloway. The family moved from Perthshire to Croitachonie, Cairndow around 1897 as daughter Mary was born in Kilmorich, 3rd December, 1897. Thomas was employed as a Ploughman.
David is not living in Cairndow at 1911 Census time. Family information from Bob Galloway state that David emigrated to U.S.A. in May 1912 and at the outbreak of war enlisted with the American army, he was a Private in the 28th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division U.S. Army. He died on 6th October, 1918.
Another two of the Galloway children also enlisted in WW1. Thomas had emigrated, but returned to Britain at the outbreak of war to join up; also Winton who was only 18 tried to enlist into the Black Watch but was rejected because he was half an inch too small. However he managed to join after an informal appeals tribunal considered that he would grow to the required height by the time he was required to fight. Both Thomas and Winton survived the war.