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Francis George (Frank) Gallimore (1887–1942)

Francis George Gallimore, who died from the effects of burns suffered in a Harbor accident, held a world pigeon flying record.

Aged 54, he also played football and cricket at Balmain.

He was one of the victims of an explosion on a punt.

Gallimore imported a special strain of pigeon from England, paying £25 a pair for the birds.

His record was put up in 1913, one of his pigeons flying 88 miles 220 yards at a velocity of 2404yd. 1ft. 1in.

He was president of the Leichhardt Pigeon Flying Club in 1919, winning championships and points scores, and later had successes with the Rozelle Club.

Gallimore played League football with Glebe Island Club in a Wednesday afternoon competition and cricket with the premiership-winning Punch Park Club.

He played Rugby Union in 1910 at Balmain with Harry Grose and the late Bill Grant.

Funeral will leave St. Joseph's Church, Rozelle, at 10 am tomorrow.

Arthur Tennant, still in Balmain Hospital, became a first-grade Balmain footballer, and later refereed Balmain junior competition matches for many years.

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'Gallimore, Francis George (Frank) (1887–1942)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 June 2024.

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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia


9 September, 1942 (aged ~ 55)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death

workplace accident

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