Informationen zu Geburt

Allgemeine Informationen

last known residence:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Beruf:
Coal miner
Religion:
Presbyterian

Informationen zum Armeedienst

Land:
Australia
Truppe:
Australian Imperial Force
Rang:
Private
Dienstnummer:
2648
Einberufung datum:
24/01/1916
Einberufung ort:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Einheiten:
 —  Australian Machine Gun Corps, 8th Coy.  (Letzte bekannte Einheit)

Informationen zu Tod

Sterbedatum:
04/10/1917
Sterbeort:
Zonnebeke Château Grounds, Belgien
Todesursache:
Im Kampf gefallen
Alter:
25

Begräbnisplatz

Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
Grabstelle: V
Reihe: E
Grab: 6

Auszeichnungen und Orden 2

British War Medal
Medaille
Victory Medal
Medaille

Punkte von Interesse 4

#1 Geburtsort
#2 Letzter bekannter Wohnort
#3 Einberufung ort
#4 "Todesort"

Meine Geschichte

Dalrymple Gilmour, a former coal miner, was born in December 1892 in Galston, Scotland. He was the son of Joseph and Annie Bowman Gilmour. On January 24, 1916 he enlisted in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A71 Nestor on April 9, 1916 with the 30th Australian Infantry Battalion. He later joined the 8th Australian Machine Gun Company, part of the 8th Australian Brigade of the 5th Australian Division.

On October 4, 1917 the 2nd Australian Division participated in the Battle of Broodseinde, a phase in the Third Battle of Ypres. The 8th Australian Machine Gun Company, from the 5th Division assisted this attack. This Battalion fired approximately 33,000 rounds on October 4.

Dalymple, aged 26, was killed in action on October 4, 1917. Private Gilmour was initially buried where he fell, northwest of Zonnebeke Chateau (28.D.27.b.80.50). After the war, his remains were exhumed and reinterred at Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Plot 5, Row E, Grave 6.

Verwandte, die auch Soldat waren 1

Joseph Gilmour
Bruder

Quellen 4

8th Australian Infantry Brigade (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM4 23/8/23).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
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8th Australian Machine Gun Company (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM4 24/13/17).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
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First Australian Imperial Force Personnel Dossiers, 1914-1920 (National Archives of Australia, Canberra (NAA), B2455).
https://www.naa.gov.au/
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Unit embarkation nominal rolls, 1914-18 War (Australian War Memorial, Campbell (AWM), AWM8).
https://www.awm.gov.au/
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