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Nairne Gillespie ELDER

Regimental number55366
Date of birth22 March 1898
Place of birthRokewood, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressKarue-a-rue, Rokewood, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19.8
Height5' 5.75"
Weight127 lbs
Next of kinFather, J N Elder, Karue-a-rue, Rokewood, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the 53rd Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date19 December 1917
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name6th General (Victorian) Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/111/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 17 July 1918
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal RollArtillery Details
FateReturned to Australia 22 August 1919
Discharge date23 October 1919
Other details

War service: England, France (post-Armistice)

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 22 August 1919; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), 23 October 1919.

Medal: British War Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, ELDER Nairne Gillespie

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