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Douglas Addington McGilp

Portrait of Gunner Douglas McGIll 19th Howitzer Battery N.Z.F.A. Mickle, A. M. R. (n.d.) Mickle album. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tamaki Paenga Hira. PH-ALB-561. p.56. No known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Gunner Douglas McGIll 19th Howitzer Battery N.Z.F.A. Mickle, A. M. R. (n.d.) Mickle albu …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Douglas Addington AWMM
  • Surname
    McGilp AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 35300 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1887 AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs M. McGilp (mother), 'Inveray', Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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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 Marine engineer/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

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

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Gunner McGilp's last New Zealand residence was at Hauraki Street, Birkenhead.

    Douglas lived here with his father, Constable Alexander McGilp (Birkenhead's first resident police officer) and his mother, Mary. The McGilps had eight children: five sons and three daughters. Three of their five sons - Douglas (35300), Clyde (7475, 2/280) and Lionel - served in WWI. Douglas returned home, Clyde did return home but died in 1918, and Lionel was discharged.

    Transferred from the NZEF Fitter NZ Field Artillery 21/1/1918 - Reported as serving in this vessel in September 1918 AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Birkenhead Roll of Honour, Birkenhead War Memorial Park AWMM

Roll of Honour

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Sources

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