(Service number 38936)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||31 October 1885||Place of Birth||Sutherlands|
|Date||7 October 1916||Age|
|Address at Enlistment||Temuka|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Miss Maggie CHISHOLM (sister), Sutherlands, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||7 May 1969||Age||83 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Temuka Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 30, Plot 730|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Gillies Chisholm was the eighth son of William and Isabella (née Sinclair) Gillies, both of whom hailed from Scotland, and a twin of Margaret Catherine Chisholm. Gillies was called up in 1917 but he had already enlisted in 1916. In 1920 he married Mary Magowan, who predeceased him by more than twenty years. Two brothers served in World War I - John Sinclair and William; and a third, James, enlisted..
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [25 April 2019]; Temuka Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [25 April 2019]
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