(Service number 38936)

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Date 31 October 1885 Place of Birth Sutherlands

Enlistment Information

Date 7 October 1916 Age
Address at Enlistment Temuka
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Miss Maggie CHISHOLM (sister), Sutherlands, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
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Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

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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

Biographical Notes

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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