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Louis GILCHRIST

Regimental number1027
Date of birth16 October 1886
Place of birthMedomsley Allendale Cottages, Northumberland
Other NamesANGUS, Joseph
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationEngine fitter
AddressFirst Street, Weston, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMrs Baker, First Street, Weston, New South Wales
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/18/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A19 Afric on 18 October 1914
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularMigrated to Australia from London on the HT Ceramic on 12 March 1920, arriving in Sydney on 27 April 1920 with his wife Louisa Gilchrist and three children. They settled in Weston, NSW, where he worked at Hebburn No 1 Mine, as an Engineer. Parents: Matthew and Margaret Ann (nee Handyside) GILCHRIST. Married Louisa McPhee at St James Church, Gateshead, Durham, England on 1 January 1910.
FateDischarged in the United Kingdom 18 March 1916
Discharge date18 March 1916 , medically unfit for war service
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death6 January 1957
Age at death70
Place of burialCremated : Beresfield Crematorium, Newcastle, New South Wales

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