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Jack Gilchrist

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 262 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 262 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack AWMM
  • Surname
    Gilchrist AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    William Louis John AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 3/323 AWMM
    • WWI 8/323 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
    Pre 1 September 1914 AWMM New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    William Gilchrist (father), Head Teacher, Mataura, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 3/323 AWMM
    • WWI 8/323 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 1 September 1914 AWMM Chemist/Civilian AWMM
    OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 3 inches AWMM
    • Died of Sickness, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of ptomaine poisoning AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      120 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Lance Corporal Gilchrist was the son William and Agnes Gilchrist.

    Serial number recorded as 8/323 on the Nominal Rolls and 3/323 on Archives New Zealand and Roll of Honour. Listed as William Louis John (Jack) Gilchrist by CWGC

    Died at sea on board HMNZT No 5 'Ruapehu' at about 8:20 pm from Ptomaine poisoning, 25 October 1914.
    'Had not reported sick and was found dead at 8:25pm on 25 October 1914. On investigation it was found that he had been consuming large quantities of condensed milk, the tins of which he left opened and exposed to infection for over 24 hours in the small and hot dispensary. It was also found that he was suffering the previous night from headache, diarrhoea and vomiting. Empty tubes equivalent to 87.5 grams of morphia were found in his pockets. Death in my opinion was due to an overdose of morphia taken to relieve the symptoms of Ptomaine poisoning'.
    Report of Captain C T Baipeut, New Zealand Medical Corps, 28 October 1914

    Parents: the late William and Agnes Gilchrist. Born at East Gore, Southland AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    • 25 October 1914 AWMM
      Age 30 AWMM
    • 25 October 1914 Allan Steel Cemetery Project
      Age 30 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Andersons Bay Memorial Cemetery, Dunedin City Council AWMM Block S, Plot MP AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Otago Provincial Memorial, Anderson's Bay, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM

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