GILLESPIE, Joseph Francis
(Service number 2/264 )

First Rank Driver Last Rank


Date 9 March 1879 Place of Birth Blenheim

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment R. N. Z. A., Palmerston North
Occupation Station hand
Previous Military Experience Served in South African War. Other still to be recorded.
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin J. GILLESPIE, care of Gillespie's Line, Palmerston North
Religion Roman Catholic
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Field Artillery
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Limerick or Arawa
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 13 May 1955 Age 74 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Terrace End Cemetery, Palmerston North
Memorial Reference Block 081, Plot 081
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of John & Ellen Elizabeth (nee CLEARY) GILLESPIE. Brother of Edgar Burns GILLESPIE who died of disease in 1918 in the UK. Brothers John Edward GILLESPIE & Roland Douglas GILLESPIE also served in WWI.. 


Cenotaph Database [20 October 2013]; PNCC headstone image & burial record Terrace End Cemetery [20 October 2013].

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