23-year-old Private Nathanael John Aubrey Galagher, serving with the Australian 2nd Commando Regiment, was one of two soldiers killed when an ISAF helicopter crashed in Helmand during an operation on 30th August 2012.
Private Galagher was born in Wee Waa, New South Wales in 1989. He joined the Army in October 2007 and was posted to the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (1 RAR). This was his second tour to Afghanistan.
On completion of his Selection and Training Course and Reinforcement Cycle, Private Galagher was posted to the 2nd Commando Regiment in November 2011.
Private Galagher always put in 110% in every thing he did. He had a ‘can-do’ attitude, always wanting to get the job done and taking everything in his stride. He was an enthusiastic, young soldier who was very well respected by his mates from the Regiment.
He leaves his partner Jessie, parents Wayne and Sally and sister Elanor.