GILLESPIE, Roland Douglas
(Service number 3/2839)

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Date 8 January 1883 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin J. GILLESPIE (father), 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 New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 21st Reinforcements New Zealand Medical Corps
Date 19 January 1917
Transport Ulimaroa or Waitemata
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 12 February 1967 Age 80 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 & Joseph Francis GILLESPIE also served in WWI.. 


Cenotaph Database [16 October 2013]; PNCC headstone image & burial record Terrace End Cemetery [20 October 2013].

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