MILITARY: World War I

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Of the soldiers that went to war, 116,516 died during World War I

(See important references at bottom of page)

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

     Australia               34

    South African        4

     India                          1

     New Zealand       5

     Dutch                       1

TOTAL   367 Gillespie Casualties identified in World War I

Army                    281

Air Force               42

Navy                        24

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..

Flag Australia

AUSTRALIA

 

Flag Canada

CANADA

 

Flag Great Britain

BRITAIN 

 

Flag India

INDIA

 

Flag Ireland

IRELAND

                                

Flag New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND 

     

Flag South Africa SOUTH AFRICA

   

 Flag USA  UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

Website: Life Stories of the First World War 

(1,726 Gillespies remembered)

 

The Battle of the Somme

 

 World War I Museum

World War I Sunday Service Camp Borden E1484833895745 300x156

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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

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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.

 

 

 

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