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William Carson GILCHRIST

Regimental number6462
Place of birthRenfrew, Scotland
SchoolClare Public School, South Australia, and Advanced Schools, Scotland
Other trainingWas a member of the Clare Rifle Club for 1 year.
Age on arrival in Australia10
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationTailors traveller
AddressClare, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinWife, Mrs L Gilchrist, Barberton via Moora, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date13 June 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Port Melbourne on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of disease 6 February 1917
Age at death40
Age at death from cemetery records40
Place of burialDurrington Cemetery (Grave No. 178), Wiltshire, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
59
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and T GILCHRIST; husband of Lucy GILCHRIST, Hawkstone Street, Carlisle, Western Australia
Other details

War service: England

Embarked from Melbourne, 21 October 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 28 December 1916. Marched into 3rd Training Bn, Durrington Camp, 29 December 1916.

Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 5 February 1917 (bronchitis: severe). Died of bronchitis, 6 February 1917. Buried Durrington Cemetery, 9 February 1917.

Medal: British War Medal