John Galway

Gunner John Galway of Belfast died on 8th February 1944 as 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment came under heavy fire in the Battle of the Admin Box.


John Galway


Gunner John Galway (1457034) served in 21st Battery, 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment, Royal Artillery during the Second World War. He was the son of George Galway and Lena Galway of Belfast.

Gunner Galway died on 8th February 1944 aged 24 years old. On this day, Japanese troops placed heavy fire with shells and mortars on the position of 21st Battery. 8th (Belfast) Heavy Anti-Aircraft Regiment provided valuable support for XV Corps during what became known as the Battle of the Admin Box during the Second Arakan battle in Burma.

Gunner Galway’s grave is in Section 10, Row H, Grave 14 of Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar. His headstone bears the inscription:

At the going down of the sun and in the morning, we will remember thee.

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