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Robert Macgregor GILLESPIE

Regimental number46
Place of birthSt Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria
SchoolChurch of England Grammar School and Scotch College, Melbourne, Victoria
OccupationAgricultural specialist
AddressToolang, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, J M Gillespie, Toolang, St Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in Senior Cadets and University Rifles.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name6th Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 April 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli, Turkey
Date of death25 April 1915
Age at death24
Age at death from cemetery records24
Place of burialLone Pine Cemetery (Plot III, Row C, Grave No. 2), Gallipoli, Turkey
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Rose GILLESPIE, 'Toolang', St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria. Native of St. Kilda
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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