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Galloway, Alexander

Date of birth:
November 3rd, 1895 (Minto, Scotland)
Date of death:
January 28th, 1977 (Norham/Northumberland, Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Service number:
6852
Nationality:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)

Biography

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Period:
First World War (1914-1918)
Rank:
Captain
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1919
Military Cross (MC)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Brigadier
Unit:
HQ British Troops in Egypt, British Army
Awarded on:
July 8th, 1941
"For outstanding work throughout the campaign. As B.G.S. HQ B.T.E. Brigadier Galloway was intimately connected with every phase of the plan and its execution. His assistance and advice have at all times been invaluable. In addition much of his time was spent as Liaison Officer between HQ B.T.E. and my Headquarters, and in this capacity he was present at all the important operations of the campaign."
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major-General
Unit:
Force HQ Greece (W Force), British Army
Awarded on:
April 10th, 1942
Polemikos Stauros 1940 - 1st Class
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major-General
Unit:
Force HQ Greece (W Force), British Army
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1941
"Brig. GALLOWAY, B.G.S., Force H.Q., throughout the operation in GREECE, proved himself a brilliant Staff Officer with borderless energy and a very clear brain. Although working at times subject to heavy enemy air attack, he showed a complete disregard of personal danger and his cool judgment remained unaffected, it was due largely to his efforts that the orders during the operations and for the re-embarkation of the Force were issued and subordinate formations kept informed of what was expected of them."
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major-General
Awarded on:
December 30th, 1941
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Acting Major-General
Awarded on:
December 15th, 1942
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major-General
Awarded on:
November 8th, 1945
Mentioned in Dispatches
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major-General
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1946
Companion of The Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major-General
Unit:
Netherlands District HQ, Netherlands Military Administration (NMA), Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF), Allied Forces
Awarded on:
March 20th, 1947
"Major-General GALLOWAY commanded Netherlands District HQ which was given the heavy task of forming the supply bases during the operations in Holland, and then, as the enemy was driven out of the country, organising the relief and essential supplies for the Dutch people.

The outstanding work of Major-General GALLOWAY was a major contribution to the liberation of HOLLAND."

With swords
Grootofficier in de Orde van Oranje Nassau (ON.2)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Awarded on:
November 14th, 1947
Ceskoslovenská vojenská medaile
Rank:
Lieutenant-general
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1949
Knights/Dames Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (K/DBE)

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