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Duncan Thomas Gillespie

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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Duncan Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    Gillespie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    6/2630 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of S. Fraser, Peel Road, Peel Forest, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W. Gillespie (father), Breeze's Road, New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 August 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Messines AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    6/2630 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Duncan Gillespie was the son of William and Annie Johnston Gillespie, of 209 Breezes Rd., New Brighton, Christchurch, New Zealand.

    New Zealand at the Front ( a magazine written and published and illustrated in France by men of the New Zealand Division) 1917 issue, page141. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    7 June 1917 AWMM
    Age 26 AWMM
    BelgiumEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Messines Ridge (New Zealand) Memorial, Messines Ridge British Cemetery, Belgium AWMM

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  • Last year on the 100th anniversary of Duncan's death at Messines on 7th June 1917. There were seven of his great nieces and nephews in Belgium for the remembrance ceremonies. Siblings Peter & Bob Gillespie, their sisters Clare Palliser, Hilary Coles and Jane Evans and cousins William Lamb and Debbie Cowman.
    My father Duncan Gillespie was named after his uncle. My Grandfather Robert Fraser Gillespie was in Belgium at the time of Duncans death and he was later wounded at Passchendaele. It was a very emotional journey visiting those cemeteries and seeing the utter waste of young lives and thinking of what might have been.
    Public - Clare - Other relative - 11 November 2018

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11 November 2018ClareTimaruOther relative
25 April 2015Clare RaewynTimaru, New Zealand Other Relative