Full name William Henry Gallier
Date of birth 24 April 1932
Place of birth Tamworth, England
Date of death 6 February 2011 (aged 78)
Playing position Utility
Youth career West Bromwich Albion
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1955–1956 Walsall 10 (0)
1956–1960 Tamworth 109 (18)
1960–196? Hednesford Town ? (?)
Total 119 (18)
William “Billy” Gallier (24 April 1932 – 6 February 2011) was an English footballer and manager, who played for Walsall, where he played 10 games in the 1955-56 season. Tamworth , (playing 109 games and scoring 18 goals) where he played from 1956-60 and Hednesford Town in the early 1960’s during his career, before going on to manage Armitage.
Bill leaves behind Wife Sheila, Son Paul, Daughter-in-law Kim and Grandchildren James and Hannah. Bill and Sheila had been married for 53 years, they lived in the same house in Chase Terrace throughout their marriage. He began work on his 14th birthday where he worked down the mines, this is where he stayed until he retired in the 1980s. His passion for sport was always there, playing/managing for numerous football clubs including West Bromwich Albion, where today he would be classed as a utility player. In his spare time he also played and umpired for many cricket clubs in the local area.
From The Lamb
Former Player Passes away
Mon 7th February 2011
Billy Gallier a player who played in many positions for the Lambs and nowadays would be classed as a utility player passed away on Sunday 6th February. Billy was in his late 70’s and was still living in the same house in Chase Terrace as when he was playing for the Lambs.
After leaving Walsall FC who were then playing in the old Third Division he joined the Lambs in 1956 and made 39 appearances scoring 9 goals. The following season he scored 6 goal in 36 appearances and in the 58/59 season Bill played 34 games scoring 3 goals. The 59/60 season and a Gallier was still in the Lambs line up but this was BIll’s son Paul as Bill had moved onto Hednesford Town . After a spell with the Pitmen he went onto manage Armitage FC.
All at Tamworth FC send their condolences to Bill’s widow and family.