George Gallagher was the son of William and Margaret Gallagher. George Gallagher was born on 1st February 1895 in Bellaghy, County Londonderry. The family lived in Leitrim, Castledawson, County Londonderry. By 1911George had left school and was working as a weaver like his brother and mother. His father was a labourer. George Gallagher enlisted in Glasgow, before the outbreak of war. Private George Gallagher was serving with the 7th Battalion of the Highland Light Infantry when he was killed in action on 25th August 1915 at Gallipoli. He was 20 years old. According to reports he volunteered to go for water and was shot by a sniper.
The Anzac and Suvla cemeteries are first signposted from the left hand junction of the Eceabat- Bigali Road. From this junction travel into the main Anzac area. Follow the road to Helles, opposite the Kabatepe Museum, at 14.2 kms. take a right turn at the 'T' junction and at 14.3 kms. take the left fork. After a total of 22.8 kms, take a right turn to the memorial along a rough track 500m long. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.