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Regimental number5081
Place of birthKyabram, Victoria
SchoolState School, VIctoria
ReligionChurch of Christ
AddressLake Boga, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 5"
Weight147 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr A Gillespie, Lake Boga, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 December 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 1 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 6 October 1917
Place of death or woundingPolygon Wood, Belgium
Age at death27
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialLonguenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Swan Hill Cemetery, Victoria. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: Alexander and Jane GILLESPIE, Lake Boga, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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