Galloway, James B

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Galloway, James B

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James Blyth Galloway was born in Buckhaven, Fife on 3rd July 1893, one of three children of Eliza and David B Galloway, a commercial traveller for the steel industry. At the time of the 1911 census and the First World War, the family lived in Crosshill/Cathcart, Glasgow. Galloway attended The Glasgow School of Art from 1911 to 1914 as an evening student in architecture and was taught by Professor Bourdon and Professor McGibbon in his first year. His sister Effie also attended the School, from 1922 to 1927. According to Scotland's War, Galloway played football for Haywood Juniors and then Third Lanark from 1913 and toured Spain and Portugal with the team in 1914. During the First World War, he served as 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery. He died on 17th November 1918 from pneumonia and is buried at Kasauli Cemetery, India. Galloway is commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial in India and on The Glasgow School of Art's First World War Roll of Honour.

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Sources: Scotland's People: http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, Ancestry: http://www.ancestry.co.uk, Commonwealth War Graves Commission: http://www.cwgc.org, Scotland's War: http://www.scotlandswar.ed.ac.uk.

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