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Birth Records:

Ann Muse Gillespie, birth March 19, 1927 Rue Sira Selvi, Constantinople, Turkey. Father Julian E Gillespie. Mother Indez Posey Gillespie. (US Consular Report)

Julian Edgeworth Gillespie, birth March 9, 1931  Nishantash, Istanbul, Turkey. Father Julian E Gillespie. Mother Adrian Inex Gillespie (US Consular Report)

Mary Howard Gillespie, birth May 23, 1925 Turkey. Father Julia Gillespie. Mother Inez Gillespie. (US Consular Report)

Marriage Records:

Alexander Gillespie married Sarah Elizabeth Nutt June 15, 1872 Constantinople,Turkey – Great Britain Foreign Office.

Death Records:

Alfred Gillaspy, death Dec 21, 1915, Remembered on Helles Memorial, Gallipoli,  Canakkale, Turkey

Franklin MacCauley Gillespie, English with South Wales Borders. Died age 42 1915, Aug 9. Remembered on Helles Memorial.

John Alexander Gillespie birth June 15, 1869, death Sept 13, 1974. Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Istanbul, Turkey

Robert Gillespie, death May 4, 1915. Burial Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey

Robert Macgregor Gillespie, death April 25, 1915. Burial Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey

William Gillespie, death June 28, 1915. Remembered on Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Canakkale, Turkey

Record Count:  10

Source of Records:  Mormon Website: Find A Grave Index; Great Britain Marriages 1797-1988; Ancestry.com; US Consular Report of Births

Note:  I remember Turkey, from a brief stay of refreshment in Istanbul, then driving in a truck across the centre of the land. A pit stop in Ankara,  and giggling little boys outside a toilet wondering about this white woman inside the hut.  Their faces appearing in the tiny window, shocking me…….life and its unexpected, interesting moments. A touch of humour in my day in my memories 50 years ago….adventure is one thing; sometimes the reality is quite another.