David Gallaher (1873-1917)

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David Gallaher (1873-1917) .


In 1905/06 Dave Gallaher captained 'The Originals', the first New Zealand national rugby union team to be known as the 'All Blacks'. During World War I (1914-1918) he saw action at Ypres, and was was shot in the face during the attack on Gravenstafel Spur on the Flanders line on 3 October 1917, during the Passchendaele offensive. He died of his wounds the following day at the No 3 Australian Casualty Clearing Station in Flanders, Belgium. Photo: Auckland Weekly News (1917).

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David Gallaher (1873-1917)

First Names:David
Last Name:Gallaher
Date of Birth:30 October 1873
Place of Birth:Ramelton, County Donegal, Ireland