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Robert Bruce GILCHRIST

Date of birth11 November 1885
OccupationLine operator
Address72 Rathmine Street, Auburn, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinWife, Mrs A E Gilchrist, 72 Rathmine Street, Auburn, Victoria
Enlistment date5 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name6th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion


Unit: 58th Battalion
Promotion date: 1 June 1915

FateReturned to Australia 8 September 1918
Family/military connectionsBrothers: [2474] Lt Harold GILCHRIST, 6th Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917; Lt Andrew Hardie GILCHRIST, 10th General Service Reinforcements, returned to Australia, 4 January 1919; 69032 Pte Arthur Allan GILCHRSIT, 16th General (Victorian) Reinforcements, embarked 7 November 1918; ship recalled owing to cessation of hostilities.
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Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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