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Neil Joseph GILLESPIE

Regimental number1947
Place of birthTerang Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCarpenter
AddressYarrowee Street, Sebastopol, Ballarat, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinFather, Neil Gillespie, Yarrowee Street, Sebastopol, Ballarat, Victoria
Enlistment date21 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 December 1916
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot I, Row D, Grave 2), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Family/military connectionsBrother: 1946 Pte Charles GILLESPIE, 24th DUS, returned to Australia, 19 April 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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