John Cochrane GILMOUR

GILMOUR, John Cochrane

Service Number: 3010
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 57th Infantry Battalion
Born: Not yet discovered
Home Town: Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Cook
Died: Accidental, Fovant Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England., United Kingdom, 30 November 1918, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
C. 352., Tidworth Military Cemetery, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

3 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, 3010, 57th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '20' embarkation_place: Sydney embarkation_ship: HMAT Afric embarkation_ship_number: A19 public_note: ''
3 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, 3010, 57th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Afric, Sydney
Date unknown: Involvement AIF WW1, Quartermaster Sergeant, 3010, 57th Infantry Battalion, He was actually Acting QMS

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

Enlisted and served under alias Robert John Wallace. His true name was John Cochrane Gilmour.His original Service Number  was N42419, later Service Number 3010. Appointed Acting QMS on 14.10.1918

He does not appear to have served in any battle zones. His war service seems to have been entirely in England. At the time of his death, he was with the 57th Battalion attached to 14th Training Battalion stationed at Hurdcott, Wiltshire.

When he attested on 03.10.1916 at Forbes, NSW,  age 39, he gave his birthplace as Stirling Scotland [conflicts with CWGC record]and stated his mother to be Mrs Margaret Gilmore [sic] of South Brisbane. He was legally separated from his wife, Mrs Mary E.A. Gilmour of Bowen Hills. He wrote to  his wife, ‘Cis’  using his familiar name ‘Jack’ from the troopship ‘Afric’ on which he was a Hammock Orderly, sending love to their son, Ormonde.

He died aged 40 [but the death registration states 43] of a ruptured liver resulting from contact by mule cart’s wheel-he had startled the mule by springing from a hedge into the path. The mule cart was laden with provisions for the camp and was under the control of army personnel.


Deaths Dec 1918   Wallace Robert J 43 Wilton 5a 443