Patrick (Pat) GILMORE

GILMORE, Patrick

Service Number: 6268
Enlisted: 2 May 1916, Bendigo, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion
Born: Castlemaine, Victoria, April 1896
Home Town: Castlemaine, Mount Alexander, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Natural Causes, Kew, Victoria, 1978
Cemetery: Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton
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World War 1 Service

2 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Bendigo, Victoria
11 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6268, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
11 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 6268, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Melbourne
27 Aug 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 6268, 21st Infantry Battalion
30 Mar 1919: Discharged AIF WW1

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Biography

Mentioned in CEW Bean official war history, as a machine gunner. Served in 5th Battalion and then transferred to 21st Battalion where he ended the war.  Married to Emily Cullen after WW1.  Declared totally and permanently incapacitated due to severe war injuries (shot in both shoulders on separate occasions, then shot in the head and hand). Worked as guard for note printing facility in Melbourne for many years after WW1.  Lived in Kew. Died 1978 and buried Melbourne General Cemetery.

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