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Citation for OBE
NX70416 - GALLEGHAN (Sir), Frederick Gallagher (Black Jack), Brig. - BHQ Company, CO. 2/30 Bn. Platoon

Copy of Citation by Major General C.A. CALLAGHAN, GOC, 8 Division, for the award of an OBE to Col. Frederick GALLEGHAN, for his actions whilst a POW.

The citation reads:

"Brigadier Galleghan was a Prisoner of War in Japanese hands from Feb 42 to Aug 45. Senior AIF officers were sent to Japan from Singapore in Aug 42 and Brigadier Galleghan was appointed Commander AIF PW in Malaya and remained in that appointment until Sep 45. The following citation was originated in Sep 45 by Colonel E.B. Holmes, MC, Manchester Regiment Commander British PW in Malaya.

"Since August 1942, Lt-Col F.G. GALLEGHAN, DSO, ED, has been in command of the AIF and was next senior to me. In March 1944, on reorganisation, and change of camp site, I appointed him Deputy Commander and also my representative officer with the Japanese and he carried out these duties with conspicuous success. During our 3½ years together he has been a tower of strength to me. He has co-operated with me to the fullest possible extent in every way, keeping up morale and maintaining the health and discipline of the Prisoners of War. He has always given me sound and helpful advice and support and done all in his power to help me to present a united front against the Japanese. He is of strong and forceful personality, his leadership has impressed itself upon all ranks of all services and nationalities. He is possessed of great physical and moral courage and his example has been an inspiration to all. I cannot speak too highly of his services".

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Citation for OBE

NX70416 - GALLEGHAN (Sir), Frederick Gallagher (Black Jack), Brig. - BHQ Company, CO. 2/30 Bn. Platoon

Copy of Citation by Major General C.A. CALLAGHAN, GOC, 8 Division, for the award of an OBE to Col. Frederick GALLEGHAN, for his actions whilst a POW.

The citation reads:

"Brigadier Galleghan was a Prisoner of War in Japanese hands from Feb 42 to Aug 45. Senior AIF officers were sent to Japan from Singapore in Aug 42 and Brigadier Galleghan was appointed Commander AIF PW in Malaya and remained in that appointment until Sep 45. The following citation was originated in Sep 45 by Colonel E.B. Holmes, MC, Manchester Regiment Commander British PW in Malaya.

"Since August 1942, Lt-Col F.G. GALLEGHAN, DSO, ED, has been in command of the AIF and was next senior to me. In March 1944, on reorganisation, and change of camp site, I appointed him Deputy Commander and also my representative officer with the Japanese and he carried out these duties with conspicuous success. During our 3½ years together he has been a tower of strength to me. He has co-operated with me to the fullest possible extent in every way, keeping up morale and maintaining the health and discipline of the Prisoners of War. He has always given me sound and helpful advice and support and done all in his power to help me to present a united front against the Japanese. He is of strong and forceful personality, his leadership has impressed itself upon all ranks of all services and nationalities. He is possessed of great physical and moral courage and his example has been an inspiration to all. I cannot speak too highly of his services".

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Filename:060820003.jpg
Album name:makan / Citations
Keywords:NX70416CitationOBE
Source:From the collection of the National Archives of Australia. NAA: B883, NX70416
Date:13/3/1946
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Date added:Aug 20, 2006
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