BORRIE, William Gillies
(Service number 3/1317)

First Rank Captain Last Rank


Date 14 December 1885 Place of Birth Dunedin

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waimate
Occupation Medical practitioner, surgeon
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs D. BORRIE (mother), Highgate, Roslyn, Dunedin
Religion Presbyterian
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 No. 2 Field Ambulance
Date 5 February 1916
Transport Ulimaroa or Mokoia or Navua
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards Military Cross

Award Circumstances and Date

London Gazette 01/01/1918

Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Medical practitioner


Date 2 June 1955 Age 69 years
Place of Death Auckland
Memorial or Cemetery Waikumete Crematorium
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Gillies Borrie was the son of David and Eliza Maria (née Forbes) Borrie. When he enlisted he was the resident medical officer at the Waimate Hospital. His brother, David Forbes Borrie, also a medical practitioner, also served in World War One. William G. Borrie married in 1919 in London, England, to Annie Edna Joughlin.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [12 April 2017]

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