Pte
Dalymple Gilmour

Information about birth

Year of birth:
1892
Place of birth:
Galston, Scotland, Scotland, United Kingdom

General information

Last known residence:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Profession:
Coal miner
Religion:
Presbyterian

Army information

Country:
Australia
Force:
Australian Imperial Force
Rank:
Private
Service number:
2648
Enlistment date:
24/01/1916
Enlistment place:
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Units:
 —  Australian Machine Gun Corps, 8th Coy.  (Last known unit)

Information about death

Date of death:
04/10/1917
Place of death:
Zonnebeke Château Grounds, Belgium
Cause of death:
Killed in action (K.I.A.)
Age:
25

Cemetery

Perth Cemetery (China Wall)
Plot: V
Row: E
Grave: 6

Distinctions and medals 2

Points of interest 4

#1 Place of birth
#2 Last known residence
#3 Enlistment place
#4 ‘Place of death’

My story

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.

Connection to other soldiers 1

Joseph Gilmour
Brother

Sources 4

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

More information 4