Andrew Bannockburn GILLESPIE

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GILLESPIE, Andrew Bannockburn

Service Number: VX12419
Enlisted: 18 April 1940
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Glasgow, Scotland, 27 June 1914
Home Town: Red Cliffs, Mildura Shire, Victoria
Schooling: Unknown
Occupation: Truck Driver
Died: Died of wounds, Crete, Greece, 21 May 1941, aged 26 years
Cemetery: Suda Bay War Cemetery (Souda Bay) Greece
Plot 1, Row A, Grave 16, Suda Bay War Cemetery, Suda Bay, Crete, Greece
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN VX12419
18 Apr 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN VX12419, 2nd/8th Infantry Battalion
21 May 1941: Involvement Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Private, SN VX12419, 2nd/8th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Andrew Bannockburn GILLESPIE was born in Glasgow, Scotland on 27th June, 1914

His parents were James Peter  GILLESPIE & Minnie DEWSTON who married in New Zealand on 5th November, 1903

He enlisted in Caulfield, Victoria on 18th April, 1940 with the 2nd/8th Infantry Battalion

Andrew died of wounds in Crete, Greece on 21st May, 1941 and is buried in the Suda Bay War Cemetery