(Service number 6/4040)

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Date 11 May 1895 Place of Birth Lawrence

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Timaru
Occupation Railway engineer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin G. B. GILCHRIST (father), Roxburgh, Otago
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 11th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 1 April 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Machine Gun Corps

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 26 June 1966 Age 71 years
Place of Death Timaru
Notices Timaru Herald, 27 June 1966
Memorial or Cemetery Fairlie Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Gilchrist was born on 11 May 1895 at Lawrence, the eldest son of George Bowton and Annie (née George) Gilchrist. He was educated at the Roxburgh School. On 7 April 1920 he married Helen Mary Roberts at St Mary's Church, Timaru.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [28 April 2017]; Fairlie Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch cemetery records) [28 April 2017]

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