The AIF Project


Regimental number21225
Place of birthIpswich, Queensland
SchoolState School, Winmore, Queensland
OccupationBrick maker
AddressGoodna, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, J Gilson, Goodna, Brisbane, Queensland
Previous military serviceServed in Highfield Mounted Cadet Corps.
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 36th Battery
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Field Artillery Brigade
FateKilled in Action 21 October 1918
Place of death or woundingLa Soupelle
Age at death29
Place of burialSt. Souplet British Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: James and Jean GILSON, Currumbin Beach, Queensland
Family/military connectionsBrothers: 497 Pte Frances GILSON, 2nd Light Horse Field Ambulance, returned to Australia, 12 July 1918;
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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