GILMORE, William
(Service number 46652)

First Rank Quartermaster Sergeant Last Rank


Date 5 March 18883 Place of Birth County Cavan, Ireland

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Fairview, Timaru
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single. Married 1917, Ireland
Next of Kin Mrs Jane GILMORE (mother), Leer House, Ballieboro, County Cavan, Ireland; also advise Mr J. H. GILMORE (brother), Woodland Road, Timaru; later Mrs E. F. GILMORE
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation
Unit, Squadron, or Ship
Date 15 August 1917
Transport Ruahine
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

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Prisoner of War Information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 15 June 1922 Age 39 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 38, Plot 470
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

William Gilmore was the son of Thomas Robert and Jane (Jean, née Fagan) Gilmore. In 1901 William was at home with his parents and two brothers at Lear, Bailieboro, County Cavan. He had been in New Zealand one year and 21 days when he enlisted. He had served 12 years with the Dublin Police. William married Eleanor Florence McCamish on 19 December 1917 at Dromore Church, Dublin. He returned to Timaru per the Ionic in April 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [02 July 2019]; Ireland 1901 census ( [05 July 2019]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [05 July 2019]; Sun, 14 April 1919 (Papers Past) [02 July 2019]

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