Badge Number: 14839, Sub Branch: Semaphore


Service Number: 6101
Enlisted: 12 May 1915, Enlisted at Keswick, Adelaide, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 5th Sanitary Section
Born: Price, South Australia, 24 June 1886
Home Town: Glanville, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Driver
Died: Cessnock, New South Wales, Australia, 1974, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
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World War 1 Service

12 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6101, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, Enlisted at Keswick, Adelaide, SA
26 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 6101, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF
26 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 6101, 2nd Australian General Hospital: AIF, HMAT Anchises, Melbourne
25 Aug 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 5th Sanitary Section, From 2nd Australian General Hospital
23 Nov 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 5th Sanitary Section
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Private, SN 6101, Army Medical Corps (AIF)
6 Sep 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 6101, 5th Sanitary Section, Discharged at the 4th Military District

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Birth name registered as Oscar Oswald Gilchrist

Son of Charles Edward Gilchrist and Mary Ann Gilchrist nee Wenham of Gordon Street, Glanville, SA. Brother of Anna Emaline Gilchrist and step brother of Edward Chapman Gilchrist

Commenced return to Australia on 31 May 1919 aboard HT Aeneas as nursing staff disembaking on the 12 July 1919

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

During 1969 he applied to join the Newcastle RSL Sub Branch. At the time he was residing at 14 Watson Street, Long Jetty, NSW