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Peter Molloy (1877–1922)

A well-known member of the Corps of Veterans, Sergeant Peter Molloy, formerly of the Black Watch, died in Adelaide a few days ago as the result of injuries received in the landing at Gallipoli where he served with the 10th Battalion. He was a native of Scotland and joined the Black Watch at Edinburgh, was engaged in the Egyptian war of 1882-6, earned the Egyptian medal with clasps for Tel-el-Kebir and the Nile, and the Khedive's star. He served in the Boer war, was awarded the King's and Queen's medals, with several clasps and on his retirement from the army, received a long service and a good conduct medal. He was at Broken Hill when the world's war broke out and enlisted in the 10th Battalion. He was severely wounded at Gallipoli, and as the result of his injuries it was subsequently found necessary to amputate both legs. Two of his sons and a stepson fought in the same war. Sergeant Molloy was awarded the Gallipoli star, the British war medal, and Victory medal. He was a fine type of soldier, and was buried with military honours.

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'Molloy, Peter (1877–1922)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 19 June 2024.

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Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland


16 January, 1922 (aged ~ 45)
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Cause of Death

war wounds

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