STORY, Gilmore Herbert
(Service number 11/931)

Aliases Born Gilmore Herbert Hawkins Story
First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 19 October 1891 Place of Birth Orari

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Gisborne
Occupation Coach driver
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin A. STORY (father), 33 Campbell Street, Palmerston North
Religion Church of England
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 4th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Wellington Mounted Rifles
Date 17 April 1915
Transport Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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



Date 29 July 1966 Age 74 years
Place of Death Ashhurst
Memorial or Cemetery Kelvin Grove Cemetery, Palmerston North
Memorial Reference Blook 007, Plot 11
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Gilmore Herbert Story was the second son, and sventh of the twelve children, of Arthur and Emily (née Hawkins). He was educated at Orari and Temuka schools. In 1920 he married Matilda Mabel Allan. His brother Clifford Frederick Story also served in World War I.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 April 2019]; NZBDM Indexes (Department of internal Affairs) [21 April 2019]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [21 April 2019]; Kelvin Grove Cemetery burial record (Palmerston North City Council) [21 April 2019]

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