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Douglas Charles Andrew Gillespie

Memorial photograph, unveiled on 25 April 2004 by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta was supplied by Bev Tosh. - This image may be subject to copyright

Memorial photograph, unveiled on 25 April 2004 by the Lieutenant Governor of Alberta was supplied by …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Charles Andrew AWMM
  • Surname
    Gillespie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • NZ4215123 AWMM
    • WWII 4215123 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Air Force AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ4215123 AWMM
    • WWII 4215123 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Douglas Gillespie was the son of Charles White Gillespie and of Annie Isobel Gillespie (nee Craig), of Mount Eden, Auckland, New Zealand. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    16 March 1945 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    CanadaNorth America AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery, Middleton, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada AWMM Sec. 2. Grave 8. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Airmen from Australia and New Zealand Memorial, Memorial Park, Calgary, Alberta, Canada AWMM
    • Mount Albert Grammar School, Alberton Ave, Mount Albert Auckland 1025 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2953647
    Sources Used
  • Documents
    This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
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