Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Galleghan
|Title||Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Galleghan|
|Maker||Griffin, Murray (Artist)|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Medium||oil on canvas|
|Measurement||Overall: 83 x 53 cm|
Lieutenant Colonel Frederick G Galleghan, DSO, ED, commanding officer of the 2/30th Battalion of the 8th Division. 'Black Jack', as he was known, was given command of the AIF prisoners in August 1942 when senior officers, including (temporary) Major-General Cecil Callaghan who was in charge of AIF at this stage, were removed from Changi by the Japanese. The original officer in charge of the 8th Division, Lieutenant General Henry Gordon Bennett, had escaped from Singapore just after the city fell in February 1942, leaving command to Callaghan, and an enquiry after the war found he was not justified in leaving Singapore.