The Soldier's Story: Galloway's World War I Portraits

Alexander Galloway was an Australian photographer who operated photographic studios in Cessnock, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, and Weston in New South Wales, Australia. Galloway was born in 1876 and died in 1945. He was known for his portraits of World War I Australian soldiers and his studio work in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.

Galloway’s portrait photographs of World War I soldiers were a vital historical record of the people who served in the conflict. He captured the faces and personalities of these soldiers and documented their experiences. These photographs provided families with a lasting memory of their loved ones who served in the war, and they also serve as an essential historical resource for researchers and historians today.

In addition to his portrait work, Galloway also operated successful photographic studios in Cessnock, Kurri Kurri, Maitland, and Weston. He provided local residents with various photographic services, including studio portraits, family portraits, and commercial photography. He was highly regarded for his technical proficiency and ability to capture his subjects’ character and personality.

Galloway’s photographs are a vital historical record of the Hunter Region of New South Wales and the people who lived there during the early 20th century. They provide a glimpse into the lives and experiences of the soldiers who served in World War I and the communities they came from. Today, his photographs are held by various museums, archives, and private collections and are valued by historians, researchers, and collectors.

#33 Thomas Ridley, DCM, MC, Medal of St George 4th Class (Russia) (1884-1918), WWI

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