Edward Gallagher was born in 1894 to John and Catherine Gallagher. The family lived on West Lancaster Avenue in Wayne.
Mr. Gallagher graduated from Radnor High School in 1913. While at RHS, he ran track and attended school dances. After graduation, he worked for his father on the family farm before enlisting in the U.S. Army in the summer of 1917.
After completing basic training, Mr. Gallagher went to France with the Fourth Infantry Regiment 3rd Division as a Corporal of the American Expeditionary Force. He died toward the end of the World War I on October 11, 1918 in the battle of Montfaucon at Madeline Farm in France on the Western Front. His action was part of the final allied offensive against the Germans and resulted in the defeat of the German Army and the armistice on November 11, 1918.
Mr. Gallagher is buried in the Meuse Argonne American Cemetery, Plot H, Row 40, Grave 40. Visitors to the cemetery can view his cross to this day.