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John Kenneth Murray Gilmour

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1918 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    John Kenneth Murray AWMM
  • Surname
    Gilmour AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 2/312 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    8 August 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra HamiltonLanarkshire Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Care of R. S. Gilmour, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    R.S. Gilmour (father), Victoria Street, Hamilton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 2/312 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 Unknown AWMM 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
    • Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9.5" AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • John Gilmour was the son of Robert T. and Mary Agnes Gilmour, of Victoria St., Hamilton, New Zealand.

    Embarked for Gallipoli, 12 April 1915.
    Admitted to St Andrew's Hospital, Malta, 22 September 1915 (dysentery); transferred to England, 16 October 1915, and admitted to Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, 23 October 1915. Taken on strength, NZ Convalescent Depot, Hornchurch, 13 January 1916. Marched out to NZ Command Depot, Codford, 6 July 1916. Taken on strength, NZ Reserve Group, Sling Camp, 24 August 1916.
    Appointed Temporary Corporal, 2 October 1916.
    Proceeded overseas to France, 6 January 1917.
    Transferred to 15th Battery, in the field, 22 January 1917.
    Relinquished rank of Temporary Corporal, 8 March 1917, on being admitted to No 1 NZ Field Ambulance (mumps). Transferred same day to 7th General Hospital, St Omer; discharged to duty, 28 March 1917; rejoined unit, in the field, 29 March 1917.
    Appointed Temporary Corporal, 29 March 1917.
    On leave to United Kingdom, 12 September 1917; rejoined unit from leave, 2 October 1917.
    Promoted Corporal, 29 March 1917.
    Appointed Temporary Sergeant, 21 December 1917; Sergeant, 9 April 1918.
    Wounded in action, 24 April 1918 (gun shot wound, head, fractured skull); admitted to No 2 NZ Field Ambulance, and died of wounds, 24 April 1918.

    Parents: Robert T. and Mary Agnes Gilmour, Victoria Street, Hamilton AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    24 April 1918 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France AWMM Plot 2. Row B. Grave 1. AWMM
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  • Memorial name
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3216 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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