GALLEGHAN, COL. ‘BLACKJACK’ CHANGI, SINGAPORE

 

Commanding Officer, NX70416 Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Gallagher “Black Jack” GALLEGHAN, 2/30th Battalion

Appointed Commanding Officer of Australian POWs Singapore

 

Below:  Galleghan who was left in charge Australian POWs at Singapore. For today’s view of leadership 1942-1945 Please read further

 

‘Blackjack’ was fairly highly regarded by his 2/30th troops.  As POWs in Changi, Singapore ‘Blackjack’ intended to see to his troop’s welfare all he could.  His ‘bugger you Jack we’re all right’ attitude was not ideal as one can well imagine.