Anthony Simpson GILPIN


GILPIN, Anthony Simpson

Service Number: 461
Enlisted: 22 August 1914, Morphettville, South Australia
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Broken Hill, Broken Hill Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Iron Monger
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 25 April 1915, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Barrier District Roll of Honour, Broken Hill Rifle Club Honour Roll, Broken Hill War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

22 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Morphettville, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 461, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 461, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Adelaide
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 461, 10th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
25 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Sergt Anthony SGilpin (killed in action) was a son of the late Mr Alexander Gilpin, who a few years ago was well known in mining circles here, and a brother of the late Lt. A. G. Gilpin, who was killed in action at Ottoshoep, South Africa, in August, 1900. He was 22 years of age. He left Ballart shortly after the death of his father, and proceeding to Broken Hill, was there employed until the time of enlistment in the South Australian contingent. Deceased was also a brother of Mrs. W. Stokeld, Mrs Frank Nichol, of Soldiers' Hill, and Miss Gilpin, of the Alexander Home, Ballarat East." - from the Ballarat Courier 17 Jun 1915 (


Sergeant A. S. Gilpin was killed in action during the operations on Gallipoli on April 25. He was with his battalion in the landing, and advanced inland to where it took up its position, and was killed that evening. Sergeant Bayes, a friend, in a letter states: "His end was a peaceful one, and he bore himself like a soldier. No one could have been better liked by his men than he, and I am sure that they all have the deepest sympathy for his friends." - from the Broken Hill Barrier Miner 01 Aug 1915 (