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Andrew Kirke Gilmour

Panorama: Fourth New Zealand Rough Riders Regiment on Parade at Klerksdorp, Transvaal, 26 November 1900 - Major R H Davies Commanding from the book "With the Fourth New Zealand Rough Riders" by James G Harle Moore, 1906. - No known copyright restrictions

Panorama: Fourth New Zealand Rough Riders Regiment on Parade at Klerksdorp, Transvaal, 26 November 1 …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Andrew Kirke AWMM
  • Surname
    Gilmour AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 1549 AWMM
    • 7178 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    6 April 1878 Noel Smith Research Project
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
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  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Napier, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr Andrew Gilmour (father), Waipawa, New Zealand AWMM
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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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    Unknown AWMM Stationhand/Civilian AWMM
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  • The third and fourth contingents to go to South Africa were named the "Rough Riders" because it signalled troops who were not regularly trained but were nevertheless "good riders ready for rough work" and the Premier of the time, Richard Seddon, expressed the hope that they would be particularly rough on the enemy.

    It was originally envisioned by the Otago recruiting committees that there would be three classes of applicants to make up the fourth contingent. A: men fully equipped, B: men with suitable horses or 25 pounds for their purchase and C: those who had neither, but were anxious to do their best for the colony. Such was the enthusiasm, that within a few days it became obvious that those in the C list had no chance of being selected and the roll closed at 250.

    Father was named Andrew Gilmour. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    13 July 1945 Noel Smith Research Project
    Age 68 AWMM
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  • Place of death
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  • Cemetery
    Park Island Cemetery AWMM
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  • External links
    New Zealand History online. New Zealand in the South (Boer) War
    Further Reference
  • Documents
    • Braithwaite, J. (1900). Fourth Contingent New Zealand Rough Riders from Otago and Southland : March 1900. Dunedin, N.Z.: Joseph Braithwaite. AWMM
    • Harle Moore, J.G. (1906). With the Fourth New Zealand Rough Riders. Dunedin, N.Z.: Otago Daily Times and Witness Newspapers. AWMM
    • Stowers, R. (2009). Rough riders at war : history of New Zealand's involvement in the Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 and information on all members of the 10 New Zealand contingents. Hamilton, N.Z.: R. Stowers. AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • This record as partially completed by information provided by Noel George Smith (2020-2021). AWMM

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