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Thomas Alexander Gillanders

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas Alexander AWMM
  • Surname
    Gillanders AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 12/743 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 April 1882 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    8 April 1882 Public - Jeff - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Place of birth
    Inverness, Scotland Public - Jeff - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Waiteti, Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Kenneth Alexander Gillanders (father), Te Kuiti, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/743 AWMM
  • Military service
    Auckland Infantry Battalion, 16th (Waikato) Company Public - Jeff - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • 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 Unknown AWMM AWMM
    • Enlisted at Te Kuiti, 11 August 1914 Public - Jeff - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer Public - Jeff - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Military Personnel File
  • Age on enlistment
    32 Public - Jeff - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Military Personnel File

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 in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Kenneth Alexander and Catherine MacLennan Gillanders, of Silverdale, North Auckland. Native of Inverness, Scotland. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    25 April 1915 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
    On the seaward slope of Baby 700, Gallipoli, on 25 April 2015 Public - Jeff - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Diary of Lieutenant Westmacott, 16th Waikato Company
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    • Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

Roll of Honour

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  • A Great Uncle that I never met and would loved to have heard the stories he could have told.
    Public - Alison - Other Relative - 23 April 2015
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  • You were so sadly missed by your parents and brothers and sisters; and now generations on your great nieces and nephews remember you and pay respects.
    Public - Mavis Joy - Other Relative - 10 April 2015
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  • You are not forgotten
    Public - Philippa Anne - Other Relative - 25 March 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 263 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • Roll of Honour, Auckland Province (digital copy), 1914 - 1919. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2016-2. AWMM

Contributors

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
06 September 2021Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
25 April 2015RichardNapier, New ZealandOther Relative
23 April 2015AlisonAucklandOther Relative
10 April 2015Mavis JoyDunedin, New ZealandOther Relative
25 March 2015Philippa AnneBlenheim, New ZealandOther Relative

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