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Regimental number10042
Place of birthDreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland
SchoolDreghorn Public School, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia23
Address51 Ainsworth Street, Leichhardt, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, R Gillies, 22 Sunnyside Road, Allow, Clackmanshire, Scotland
Enlistment date27 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 3, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/31/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Rollvia Trench Mortar Battery
FateDied of wounds 25 February 1917
Place of death or woundingFlers, France
Age at death28
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialBazentin-Le-Petit Military Cemetery (Row G, Grave No. 21), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Robert and Agnes GILLIES, 22 Sunnyside Road, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotland. Native of Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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