Horace William GILCHRIST


GILCHRIST, Horace William

Service Number: Officer
Enlisted: 1 September 1914
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 7th Light Horse Regiment
Born: St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia, 22 November 1878
Home Town: Nundle, Tamworth Municipality, New South Wales
Schooling: Willoughby Public School and Fort Street Model School, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation: Police Officer
Died: Wounds, At sea on board HS Sicilia, 29 June 1915, aged 36 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Buried at sea Rev. E. Teale officiated Panel 4 - Lone Pine Memorial
Memorials: Baulkham Hills William Thompson Masonic School War Memorial, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Nundle Shire WW1 Honour Roll, Petersham Fort Street High School Great War Honour Roll, Surry Hills NSW Police Force Roll of Honour WW1
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Boer War Service

1 Oct 1899: Involvement Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Australian Commonwealth Horse

World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, SN Officer, 7th Light Horse Regiment
20 Dec 1914: Involvement Lieutenant, 7th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Dec 1914: Embarked Lieutenant, 7th Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Ayrshire, Sydney
28 Jun 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 7th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Shrapnel wound right shoulder (severe)
29 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 7th Light Horse Regiment, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Alexander and Agnes Gilchrist

Husband of Mary Gilchrist nee MacRae of Nundle near Tamworth, NSW. Horace and Mary in 1905c in the district of Marrickville, NSW

Father of Horace Alexander Kerr Gilchrist who was killed in action at El Alamein on 22 July 1942 while serving with the 2/13 Battalion. Buried in the El Alamein Cemetery. Block A, Plot1V, Row A, Grave 18  and Heather Jean Gilchrist

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

Previously served in South Africa for over 2 years. Appointed Lieutenant in about 1902