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Donald John GILLANDERS

Regimental number4002
Place of birthGlenross, Armidale, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressBowenville, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, John Gillanders, Enfield, Bowenville, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date11 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A36 Boonah on 21 October 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDied of Meningitis, Cape Town
FateDied of disease 28 November 1916
Date of death28 November 1916
Age at death26
Place of burialWoltemade Cemetery (Cem 4, Block I, Grave No. 102A), Cape Town, South Africa
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
118
Family/military connectionsCousins: Lt Alexander Douglas Cameron 33rd Bn, killed in action France; Lcpl Thomas A. Gillanders from New Zealand, killed Gallipoli landing.

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