Edward Chapman GILCHRIST

GILCHRIST, Edward Chapman

Service Number: 5367
Enlisted: 2 December 1914, Enlisted at Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Warrant Officer
Last Unit: 1st Field Bakery and Butchery
Born: Edithburgh, South Australia, 22 November 1884
Home Town: Glanville, South Australia
Schooling: Port Adelaide School, Alberton, South Australia
Occupation: Butcher
Died: South Australia, 23 June 1975, aged 90 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, S.A.
Plot 6953 Internment number 21661
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World War 1 Service

2 Dec 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 5367, 1st Field Bakery and Butchery, Enlisted at Adelaide, SA
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Sergeant, SN 5367, Field Bakeries and Butcheries
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Sergeant, SN 5367, Field Bakeries and Butcheries, HMAT Berrima, Melbourne
14 Mar 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Quartermaster Sergeant, 1st Field Bakery and Butchery, At Mudros
24 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Warrant Officer, 1st Field Bakery and Butchery, In France
28 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Warrant Officer, SN 5367, 1st Field Bakery and Butchery, Diischarged at the 4th Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Charles Edward Gilchrist and Mary Ann Gilchrist nee Wilcox of Gordon Street, Glanville, SA

On 3 February 1919 Edward married Mary Victoria Berry in Christ Church, Yankalilla, SA

Commenced return to Australia on 8 November 1918 aboard HT Gaika disembarking on the 19 December 1918

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal