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John Gillespie

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Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece. - This image may be subject to copyright
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Gillespie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    10615 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    18th Dec 1906 Public - Andrea - Other relative - 26 March 2019 - Birth Certificate
  • Place of birth
    Carrowreagh, Co. Antrim Public - Andrea - Other relative - 26 March 2019 - Birth Certificate
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM C/o Westland Hospital Board, Hokitika, Westland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr J. Gillespie (father), Carolelis, County Antrim, Ireland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    10615 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Gillespie was the son of John Gillespie, and of Sarah Gillespie (nee McKeeman). AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    26 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM 13. A. 10. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • In memory of the uncle I never knew. one of so many that will never grow old.
    Public - Andrea - Other relative - 26 March 2019

Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission.
    http://www.cwgc.org
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 2: WW2 70 AWMM
    • Ross, A. (1959). 23 Battalion. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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26 March 2019AndreaUKOther relative
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