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James Thorburn GILLIES

Regimental number12898
Place of birthBalmain, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDriver steam hammer
Address8 The Avenue, Birchgroves, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, A Gillies, 8 The Avenue, Birchgroves, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service28th Infantry
Enlistment date22 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameReinforcement 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 9 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Susan GILLIES
Other detailsMedals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death5 September 1940
Age at death43
Place of burialWoronora Crematorium, New South Wales

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