October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902
This war was fought between Britain (with help from its colonies and Dominions such as Canada) and the Afrikaner republics of Transvaal and the Orange Free State. Although only 270 Canadians died in South Africa, the war was significant because it marked the first time Canadian troops distinguished themselves in battle overseas. It lead to the formation of South Africa.
A Gillespie ID 5003, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
A Gillespie, ID 68 Bethune’s Mounted Infantry
Alfred Stawell Gillespie, Australian, ID 438. NSW Imperial Bushman. On Australia War Memorial.
Charles Edgar Gillespie, ID 30486, Imperial Yeomanry
Christy Gillespie, ID 9492, Imperial Yeomanry
D W A Gillespie, Indian Subordinate Medical Department
David Gillespie, Natal Volunteer Ambulance Corps
Donald Alexander Gillespie, ID 21950 Imperial Yeomanry
Edward Francis Gillespie, ID 2822, Imperial Light Horse
E P Gillespie, ID 22836, Imperial Yeomanry
F G Gillespie, ID 860, Australian Commonwealth Horse
Francis George Gillespie, Australian soldier, ID 860, IBN Australia Commonwealth Horse. On Australia’s War Memorial.
Francis MCaulay Gillespie, The South Wales Borderers
Frederick George Gillespie, Irish Hospital
G Gillespie, ID 1532, Royal Army Medical Corps
G A Gillespie ID 1149, The Lanarkshire Fusillers
G M Gillespie, Kimberly Town Guard
H Gillespie, ID 14977, Private, Army Died 1900 in South Africa. Seaforth Highlanders, Reg 86. S. A
H Gillespie, ID 35, Canadian. Awarded medal.
H Gillespie, ID 8304 The Gordon Highlanders
Henry Gillespie ID 4868, Seaforth Highlanders
H J Gillespie, 7th Middlesex (London Scottish) Rifle Volunteers
Horace Gillespie, Canadian, ID 351, Royal Canadian Field Artillery
Hugh Gillespie, ID 2303 Railway Pioneer Regiment
H W M Gillespie, ID 4868 Seaforth Highlanders
J Gillespie, Canadian, ID 264
J Gillespie, ID 130, Willmore Railway Contingent
J Gellespie, Jagasfountain Town Guard
J Gillespie, ID 3032 The Lancashire Fusuliers
J Gillespie ID 8334, The Gordon Highlanders
J Gillespie, ID 7592 The Gordon Highlanders
J Gillespie ID 5929 The Royal Irish Fusiliers (Princess Victorias)
J Gillespie ID 108, Army Service Corps
James Gillespie, ID 264, Canadian (My Uncle) s/o John & Elizabeth Gillespie of Gloucester Twp, Carleton Co Ontario.
James McBride Gillespie, Australian, ID 87. 4 Imperial Bushman. On Australia War Memorial. Also Queensland Mounted Infantry
John Gillespie, 1916 Imperial Light Horse
John Gillespie ID 8645 Imperial Yeomanry
John Gilbert Gillespie, The Durham Light Infantry
John Maitland Gillespie, Kimberly Horse
John R Gillespie ID 15134, Imperial Yeomanry
Lewis W Gillespie, ID 26723, Imperial Yeomanry
M Gillespie, ID 412, Beautanaland Rifles
P Gillespie, ID 2569, 8th Hussars, Kings Royal Irish
P Gillespie, ID 4950 The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
Paul Archibald Gillespie, Major, Royal Medical Corps, died March 23, 1916, age 48. Buried Winburn Cemetery, University of Toronto Roll of Service, Died of bubonic plague. From Cannington, Ontario. A doctor. On South Africa Memorial. (His family history well researched).
R Gillespie, ID 6088. The Northumberland Fusiliers
Richard William Gillespie, The Rifle Brigade, Prince Consorts Own.
Robert Brown Gillispie, ID 23659, Imperial Yeomanry
S Gillispie, ID 8874, Royal Army Medical Corps
S Gillespie, Mafeking Town Guard
Samuel Taylor Gillespie, ID 438, Rhodesian Regiment
T Gillespie, ID 2963, Army Ordance Corps
T Gillespie, ID 5034, The Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
T Gillespie ID 615, Durban Light Infantry
Thomas Gillespie, ID 3260, 10th Hussars, Prince of Wales Own Royal
W Gillespie, C Field Battery, Royal Canadian Artillery. 2nd Contingent. Sailed from Halifax on SS Milwalkee Feb 21, 1900. Arrived Cape Town March 21st. Enlisted for six monthswith liability of extension for one year.
W Gillespie, ID 7323, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders
W Gillespie, ID 6787 The Northumberland Fusiliers
W F Gillespie, ID 2598 Remounts
Wilfed Neil Gillespie, Australian, ID 151, 8th Bn Australian Commonwealth Horse. On Australia’s WAr Memorial.
William Gillespie, ID 28363, Rand Rifles
William Gillespie, ID 34493, Imperial Yeomanry
William Gillespie, Natal Transport
William Robert Beauchamp Gillespie, ID 0116, City of London Imperial Volunteers
William Thomas Gillespie, Australian, ID 486, 3rd Bushman Cntgnt. On Australia War Memorial.
W R B Gillespie, Imperial Yeomanry
Duff-Gillespie, Army Veteranry Department
William Gillespie King, Australian. ID 87, (same ID number as James McBride Gillespie), 1 Qld Mnd Inf. CNTGNT. On Australia War Memorial.