Arthur Herbert GILCHRIST

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GILCHRIST, Arthur Herbert

Service Numbers: 7863, V81836
Enlisted: 7 June 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Major
Last Unit: Lines of Communication Units
Born: Carlton, Victoria, Australia, 16 May 1897
Home Town: Albert Park, Port Phillip, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Improver, Engineer
Died: Cerebral Haemrorrhage, Alfred Hospital, Victoria, Australia, 19 November 1944, aged 47 years
Cemetery: Springvale War Cemetery, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Australian War Graves Cemetery, Section 1S, Australian War Graves C, Grave 02
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World War 1 Service

7 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7863, 1st Australian General Hospital, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria
10 Jun 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 7863, 1st Australian General Hospital
11 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, SN 7863, 1st Australian General Hospital
11 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, SN 7863, 1st Australian General Hospital, HMAT Nestor, Melbourne
15 Nov 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Field Ambulance, From 1st Australia General Hospital
5 Jan 1917: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 7863, Gunshot wound to the chest
19 Mar 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 16th Field Ambulance, From 2nd Field Ambulance
8 Dec 1917: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 2nd Field Ambulance, From 16th Field Ambualnce
30 Jul 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 7863, 2nd Field Ambulance, Discharged in the 3rd Military District

World War 2 Service

26 Oct 1939: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2), Major, SN V81836
26 Oct 1939: Enlisted SN V81836, Enlisted at Melbourne, Victoria Rank of Corporal
19 Nov 1944: Involvement Australian Army (Post WW2), Major, Lines of Communication Units

World War 1 Service

Date unknown: Embarked Private, SN 7863, 1st Australian General Hospital
Date unknown: Involvement Private, SN 7863, 1st Australian General Hospital

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Arthur Gilchrist and Elizabeth Gilchrist nee Criss of 23 Boyd Street, Albert Park, Victoria

Returned to Australia on 7 June 1919 aboard HT Marathon

Medals WW1: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

During 1927 Arthur married Lillian Delina Taylor in Victoria. Address when he enlistd for WW2 was given as 131 Victoria Avenue, Albert Park, Victoria

WW2 Promotions

1 March 1941 - Warrant Officer

1 April 1941 - Lieutenent

Between 6 January 1943 and 27 September 1943 he held the ranks of Captain and Major in the Accounts/Pay Section

Died while serving

 

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