Of the soldiers that went to war, 116,516 died during World War I
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SUMMARY OF GILLLESPIE CASUALITIES
From the USA 260
From Commonwealth Countries:
British 157 There were 1,061 medals issued to Gillespie British soldiers in WW I for having served in the war.
Canadian 56 see Vimy Ridge Memorial for 6
South African 4
New Zealand 5
TOTAL 367 Gillespie Casualties identified in World War I
Air Force 42
Merchant Navy 11
Civilians 9 Source of Records CWGC
INDEX OF SOLDIERS OF WORLD WAR I
Some soldiers served with countries other than that of their birth, or even different from current residence. If not found, check country of birth. Click on country names to find records, or words in either green or blue..
(1,726 Gillespies remembered)
From original postcards my Dad bought during the War. The marching soldiers are from Camp Petawawa, Ontario CANADA as soldiers return from a church service. The first photo is of the church service and the many men preparing to go to battle. How many soldiers in this photo never came back?
WAR MEMORIALS – No Known Grave
Sources: Imperial War Museum
Poems of 1915 and Other Verses by Violet Gillespie
Letters From Flanders, by A.D. Gillespie Smith (Alexander Douglas) 1915
Just an Unknown Soldier(songsheet) by George R Gillespie & Blanche Wetterland. 1926 publication.
Oxford High School Roll of Service, 1914 – 1919 by F. C. Gillespie, E. H. Binney, Published 1920.