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Regimental number2338
Place of birthBelfast, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressPO, Grantham, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 6"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinFather, James Gilmore, 17 Seventh Street, Belfast, Ireland
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of varicose veins)
Enlistment date22 September 1915
Place of enlistmentAt Sea
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/7/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal RollNo 1 Mechanical Transport Company
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date27 July 1919
Other details

War service: taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Tel el Kebir, 5 May 1916. transferred to Artillery Details, 15 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 28 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England (date not recorded).

Attached to 4th Division Ammunition Sub Park, France, 30 June 1916.

Admitted to 4th Field Ambulance, 16 October 1916 (balinitis), and transferred same day to Divisional Rest Station. Admitted to 13th Field Ambulance, 16 October 1916 (balinitis), and transferred same day to 3rd Casualty Clearing Station. Admitted to 2/1 Highland Field Ambulance, 28 November 1916 (pyrexia unknown origin); transferred to 9th Casualty Clearing Station, 29 November 1916, and then by Ambulance Train No 17 to 1st Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, 30 November 1916. Transferred to England, 21 December 1916, and admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Brighton, 22 December 1916 (influenza, slight). Transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 16 January 1917; discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 16 January 1917; marched in to No 2 Command Depot, 29 January 1917.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 13 March 1917; discharged to No 4 Command Depot, Wareham, 18 April 1917; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 37 days.

Found guilty, 22 May 1917, of being absent without leave from 9.30, 3 May, to 10.30 am, 12 May 1917: awarded 10 days' detention, and forfeited a total of 29 days' pay.

Admitted to Isolation Hospital, No 4 Command Depot, Codford, 31 August 1917 (scabies); marched in to No 4 Command Depot from hospital, 10 September 1917. Marched out to Overseas Training Brigade, 18 September 1917.

Found guilty, 27 October 1917, of being absent without leave from 1100, 16 October, till 1700, 26 October 1917: awarded 11 days' Field Punishment No 2 and forfeiture of a total of 22 days' pay.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Dermatological Hospital, Bulford, 27 October 1917; discharged, 2 January 1918; total period of treatment for venereal disease: 68 days.

Found guilty, 9 January 1918, of(1) at Andover being absent without leave from 2130 to 2200, 7 January 1918, when apprehended by Militrary Police; (2) neglect to obey AIF Depots orders i.e. he travelled in a train without a pass: awarded 7 days' Field Punishment No 2.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 January 1918; rejoined unit (4th Australian Army Sub Park), 2 March 1918.

Appointed Driver, 5 October 1918; transferred to 1st Australian Motor Transport Company, 7 October 1918. Detached to 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, 30 October 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 13 December 1918.

On leave to United Kingdom, 29 December 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 18 January 1919.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 11 February 1919 (hammer toe, right foot), and transferred same day to 20th Casualty Clearing Station; transferred by Ambulance Train No 15, 13 February 1919, and admitted to 32nd Stationary Hospital, 15 February 1919. Transferred to England, 20 February 1919, and admitted same day to Paddington Military Hospital; transferred to 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford, 21 March 1919. Discharged on furlough, 25 March 1919, to report to No 2 Training Brigade, Codford, 8 April 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Runic', 27 April 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 10 June 1919; discharged, Brisbane, 27 July 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death26 February 1981
SourcesNAA: B2455, GILMORE James

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