MILITARY: World War I Canada

CANADIAN SOLDIERS – see this link to the Government website which lists ALL SOLDIERS, all names, and provides the basic background on each soldier.  Click on blue title of Canadian Soldiers or check below for Gillespies.

To find family members, use search box (C +F on keyboard) and type in location.  e.g. Petrolia pulls up four boys with same father. 

Draft began 1917.


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Ada Victoria Gillespie, Nursing Sister, born May 23, 1890 in Pittsburgh, Ontario. Current address RR Kingston. Father John Gillespie of Kingston. She was a professional nurse. Church of England. Had six month’s experience in a military hospital. Enlisted Dec 1, 1916 and considered fit for service May 11, 1917. Unit CAMC. No regimental number found.

Albert Gillespie, ID 83163, birth Jan 18, 1890,
Banff, Banffshire, SCOTLAND. Next of Kin father Alex Gillespie, address 2 Manse Lane, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. His trade a butcher. Not married. Served 4 years in military Gordon Highlanders; Signed on Jan 14, 1915 at Toronto, age 25 years,  5 ft 5 inches; grey eyes, light brown hair, Church of England.

Albert Gillespie, ID 862,  born July 20, 1882 of Toronto. Mother Elizabeth Gillespie living at 65 Lampton Ave, Toronto, Ontario. A cutter. Regimental ID 862. Signed on at Valcartier, Quebec Sept 19, 1914, age 22 yrs 3 months. 5 ft 10″ tall with fair complexion, brown eyes, brown hair. Church of England.

Albert Caswell Gillespie of Chicago, Illinois, ID 2500797 born May 17, 1883. Residence 1617 N Wells St, Chicago, Illinois, currenty residing in Montreal, Quebec. His sister Bertha M Brown at Chicago address.  A tracklayer. Single,  Enlisted June 10 1918 at Chicago, age 33 yrs, 1 month, 5 ft 7 inches,  blue eyes, brown/bald hair. Church of England. Listed in Canada’s WW1 military records.

Albert Edward Gillespie, ID 835972, born April 3, 1891 Wolfe Island, Frontenac Co, Ontario. Youngest child of  George Gillespie and Francis Amelia.. Enlisted June 14, 1916 at Kingston.  A Sergeant.

Albert Oscar Gillespie ID 838598,  born Nov 23, 1892 born at Berkley, Ontario. Mother Mrs Elizabeth Gillespie of Berkely. Albert was a farmer. Enlisted Jan 15, 1916, age 24 yrs. 5 ft 7 1/4″, with blue eyes, red hair. ID 838598.

Alexander Gillespie (Doctor) ID MAJOR,  born Feb 5, 1860. Residence 10174, 107th St, Edmonton, Alberta. Next of kin Mrs S. Gillespie. Enlisted at Calgary June 22, 1918. ( Approximately 57 years of age).

Alexander Gillespie ID A38635. Rank CPL. birth Nov 22, 1878 birth Kilmarnock (?), SCOTLAND. Next of Kin Katherine Gillespie of Frenwick, Kilmarnock, Scotland. Occupation Auto driver. Not married. Signed July 23, 1915 at Shorncliffe (?). Age 37, 5 ft 9 inches. Brown eyes, fair hair, Presbyterian (2 sets of papers. Occupation given as switch man. birth Milmcure, Scotland)

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Alexander Gillespie, ID 27027. Birth June 29, 1891 Alexandria, Dunbartonshire, SCOTLAND, Next of Kin Mrs Ellen Gillespie Robb of 34 Westbridge (?), Dunbarton, Scotland. A cook. Not married. Currently in military of Royal Scot Fusiers, Ayr, Scotland. Joined Sept 18, 1914 at Valcartier. Age 23 years 3 months. 5 ft 7 inches. Hazel eyes, Fair Hair. Presbyterian

A Gillespie, Private, ID 27027 died Saturday, April 24, 1915. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Canadian Infantry.

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Alexander Gillespie, ID 107248. Birth April 12, 1892 Buckhaven, SCOTLAND. Next of Kin Alexander Gillespie, of Buckhaven, Scotland. Occupation, rancher. Not married. Signed on Dec 8, 1914 at Victoria, British Columbia. (Note top of page 2nd Reg Canadian Mounted Rifles).  22  years old. 5 ft 7 1/2 inches tall. blue eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian.

Alexander Gillespie ID 690793, born April 23, 1894 Paisley, SCOTLAND. Residence 126 Victoria Ave, Hamilton, Ontario.  His wife Agnes Gillespie at Hamilton address. Alexander was an engineer. Enlisted at Hamilton April 17, 1916.  age 41  yrs 11 months. 5′ 4″ tall with blue eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian.

Alexander Gillespie born March 24 1895, s/o Alexander Gillespie & Sarah MacDonald of Creemore, Simcoe Co, Ontario. Signed on at Toronto, Ontario June 3, 1918. Blue eyes, brown hair. Has a goiter. Presbyterian. A Bank clerk.

Alexander Allan Gillespie, ID 3211443, residence New Bridgen, Alberta. Birth May 26, 1895 Arnprior, Ontario. Single, Methodist, Farmer. Next of Kin father George Gillespie Seal P.O. Alberta (in necessary); 25 years old; Dark brown hair.  (see NEXT ENTRY) Signed at Calgary, AB May 18, 1920.

Alexander Allen Gillespie, ID 3139293  , born May 26, 1895 Arnprior, McNab Twp, Renfew Co, Ontario. Address Sparta, Box 52, Ontario. Single. Methodist. His mother, Mrs Beathea Gillespie of Seal, Alberta, and his father, George Gillespie of same address. ID 3139293 age 23  yrs less month.  6 ft tall, with brown eyes and dark hair. Methodist. A farmer.  Signed at Calgary May 20, 1918 (SEE PREVIOUS ENTRY).

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Alexander Craig Gillespie, Lieutenant, born May 14, 1885; s/o James B and Margaret Gillespie of 138 Hunter Street, Peterborough, Ontario.  A prospector, single. Had served with the 57th Regiment of Peterborough Rangers.  Enlisted Oct 22, 1915 at Hailybury, age 30 yrs. 5 ft 8 inches with blue eyes, light brown hair. Presbyterian.  Assigned Canadian Engineers 12th Battalion. He died Dec 6, 1920, age 35. Buried or memorial in Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough (Note from author:  The letter from the military to the parents announcing his death is in this Library archives). 

Alex C Gillespie, ID Lieutenant.  Died Monday, Dec 6, 1920 aged 35. Burial Little Lake Cemetery, Peterborough. Canadian Engineers

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Alexander Hamilton Gillespie, ID 490855,  born June 5, 1898 in Hamilton, Ontario. Residence 352 Russell Hill Rd, Toronto, Ontario. His mother, Grace Gillespie of 446 Walmer Rd, Toronto. Alexander a student, single. Had served with 48th Highlanders Home Service. ID 490855?  Enlisgted Aug 17, 1916 at Toronto, 18 yrs 2 months. 5 ft 9 1/4 inches, with grey eyes, fair hair. Presbyterian.

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Alexander Maxwell Gillespie, ID 2138389, Private.72nd Battn. Born Aug 13, 1890 Bellfountain, Ontario. Single, Presbyterian, Machinist. Parents John & Hannah Gillespie, Calgary, Alberta. Attestation papers signed at Penticton, British Columbia Nov 14, 1917. Cleared Jan 18, 1918.Blue Eyes. Black hair.

Alex Maxwell Gillespie, Private, ID 2138389 died Tuesday, Sept 3, 1918, age 28, Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras. Canadian Infantry.

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Alexander Melrose Gillespie, ID 690444,  born Oct 24, 1895 in Larbert, SCOTLAND.  Mother Mary Gillespie of 147 Wentworth Street N, Hamilton, Ontario. Alexander was a modler, single, and signed on March 7, 1916 at Hamilton, aged 20 yrs 5 months. 5 ft 2 ” tall,  Hazel eyes, brown hair. A Methodist. ID 690444. No rank given.

Alex McMillan Gillespie, ID 3235526, birth March 24, 1895 Creemore, Ontario. Current address Creemore. Single, Presbyterian, Bank clerk. Next of Kin Mrs Sarah Gillespie, mother, Creemore. Enlisted at Toronto June 4, 1918. 23 years 3 months. 5 ft 9 inches, Blue eyes, brown hair

Allen Gillespie b July 20, 1882 Toronto, Ontario. His mother Elizabeth Gillespie at 65 Hampton Avenue, Toronto. Allen was a cutter by profession who applied and was declared fit for duty Sept 19, 1814, age 22 yrs 3 months. He was 5 ft 10″ tall with brown eyes, brown hair. Church of England. ID 862.

Allister Campbell Gillespie ID  CPT , b Aug 18, 1886 of Manilla, Ontario. Later changed to 656, 7th Street, Edmonton, Alberta. Dr A Gillespie his father at same address. Allister was in Real Estate, an insurance broker. Presbyterian. Had been a militia o fficer 1904. ID Capt (Remount Division).  He enlisted at Vancouver, British Columbia Sept 23, 1914 at 28 years of age. He was 5 ft 7 ” tall, with blue eyes, mid brown coloured hair. 3 scars on arms.

Alvin Spence Gillespie id 440958,  b Sept 22, 1883 at Crosshill, Ontario. His father Edward Gillespie of 31 Maynard Avenue, Berlin, Ontario (Location name changed to Kitchener). Alvin was a grain buyer and carpenter who served with the 105th Saskatchewan Fusillers. He signed on at Sewell June 1, 1915.  age 31 yrs 9 months. 5 ft 7 1/2 ” tall, grey eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian.

Andrew Gillespie ID 6912-A-25 Imperial Gratuities. No other information provided.

Andrew Gillespie ID 2157405,  born Feb 14, 1879 at Campbell’s Bay, QE. Residence Ottawa. His brother Patrick Gillespie, Fort George, British Columbia. Andrew was a cook, single. No rank. Age 38. 5 ft 7″ tall with blue eyes, light hair. A Roman Catholic. 3 scars.

Andrew Gillespie, ID 2015403,  born June 20, 1893 in Victoria, British Columbia. Single. Residence 12 Hampton Rd, Victoria, BC. Father William Gillespie at General Delivery, Victoria, BC. Andrew signed on Sept 23, 1918 at Victoria, BC.

Andrew Gillespie, ID 21841, birth June 26, 1894 Auchtemerchy, SCOTLAND. Next of Kin Edward Gillespie 148 Rhodes Avenue, Toronto. Occupation Fitter. Single, Enlisted Sept 23, 1914 Valcartier. Note on page 11th Battalion. 5 ft 10 inches. 20 years old. Blue eyes. Light brown hair. Presbyterian.

Andrew E Gillespie,  ID 65366. Birth Oct 21, 1892 Wigan, Lancs (?). Next of Kin Alfred Gillespie, 48 Foundry, Lancs, Dundee, SCOTLAND. Occupation seaman. Not married. Enlisted Oct 23, 1914 at Montreal.  5 ft 5 1/2 inches, blue eyes, light brown hair. Religion United Free Church of Scotland

Andrew McLelland Gillespie ID 183959,  born June 27, 1889 at Darvel, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND Next of kin David Gillespie of 20th Avenue & 24th St W, Calgary, Alberta. Andrew was a draftsman. Servied in Germany for 3 years. Signed at Calgary on Oct 6th, 1915. , age 26 yrs 3 months. 5 ft 9 1/2 ” tall with blue eyes, fair hair. A Presbyterian.

Angus McKaig Gillespie, ID 6921-A-3 Imperial Gratuities. No other information provided.

Angus McKaig Gillespie (Lieutenant). Born March 6, 1891 at Sintalula, Saskatchewan. Father Donald Gillespie of same place. Mother Mary McKaig. His father came from Perth Co, Ontario arriving in SK 1881. Angus signed at Regina, SK Jan 3, 1916, age 24 yrs 9 months. Grey eyes, brown hair. Presbtyerian. Author’s note:  This man farmed at Kyle, Saskatchewan which he later sold, and moved back to Saskatoon. He worked as a commissionaire. Married but no children. Returned to live in Victoria, BC

Archie Gillespie ID 1084094, b April 20, 1894 at Beaverton, Ontario, Residence 570 Beverly St, Winnipeg, Manitoba. His mother lives at same address. Archie was a labourer. Signed at Winnipeg, MB Oct 12, 1916 age 22 yrs 5 months. 5 ft 8 ” tall. Blue eyes, light brown hair. Religion ‘Russelite Denomination.”

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Archibald James Gillespie, ID 404350, Private. Canadian Infantry (Quebec Reg) 14th Batn, died Monday, Sept 2, 1918,  age 30. Canadian Infantry. s/o Mr & Mrs J. Gillespie of 569 Crawford St, Toronto, Ontario. Buried Dominion Cemetery, Hendocourt-Les-Cagnicourt, Pas de Calais, FRANCE.

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Arthur Gillespie ID 301767, birth Oct 3, 1895 Dunferline, SCOTLAND. Next of kin Mrs Robert Gillespie of 225 Belvidere Deer Lodge, Wpeg, Man. Occupation Drug clerk; Not married. Enlisted Nov 23, 1915 at Winnipeg, Manitoba. age 20 years 2 months,  5 ft 7 inches tall. blue eyes, dark hair, Baptist.

Arthur Samuel Steven Gillespie, ID 745381. Birth Jan 10, 1898 London ENGLAND.  Residence 758 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario. Next of kin a guardian, James Brower of 758 Queen St West, Toronto. Occupation Farm labourer. Enlisted Jan 27, 1916 at Cannington. 5 ft 4 inches tall, age 18, blue gray eyes, dark brown hair, Presbyterian.


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Benjamin Gillespie ID 4082575 b Feb 13, 1886 at Beaverton, Ontario. Residence 3543 Fraser St, Vancouver, British Columbia. Single, Baptist. Labourer. Archibald Gillespie, his father, at 570 Beverley St, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Benjamin enlisted at Kamloops, BC May 11, 1918, age 32 years. 5. 5 ft 5″ tall with brown eyes, brown hair. “Complaints of asthma, but no evidence of it” during his physical examination.

Bernie Gillespie ID 409129, born Aug 11, 1891 Owen Sound, Ontario. Next of Kin Mrs Lizzie Gillespie of 785, 4th Ave E, Owen Sound. Bernie a labourer, single, who enlisted at Niagara on the Lake June 11, 1915, age 23 yrs.  5ft 10 inches tall with blue eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian. 5th Battalion, Canadian Mounted Rifles. Private.

Burton Gillespie ID 4062655, born Aug 24, 1890 Harvey, New Brunswick. Single, Presbyterian. Mother Mrs Margaret Gillespie of 32 Water St W, St John, New Brunwick. Enlisted at Sussex, New Brunswick.Age 28. 5 ft 5 inches with brown eyes and brown hair. Declared fit Sept 2, 1918.


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Cecil Elburn Gillespie,ID  225719, born Aug 21, 1898 at Belleville, Ontario. Residence 40 Woolfrey Ave, Toronto. Mother and Luella Gillespie at same address. A student. ID 225719. Enlisted April 24, 1916 at Toronto, Ontario, age 17 yrs 7 months. 5 ft 7 1/2 inches with brown eyes and brown hair. Presbyterian.

Charles Gillespie,  Lieutenant, born Oct 18, 1889 of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Residence 242 Garry St, Winnipeg. Lieutenant. Mother Mrs J Gillespie of same address. Charles was an accountant, Presbyterian. He enlisted May 8, 1917 at Winnipeg.

Charles Allan Gillespie, ID 528307, Sergeant, birth May 14, 1878 Liverpool, ENGLAND. Residence 1310 North La Salle St, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Next of kin, wife Violet Gilchrist Gillespie 106 E Walburn Place, Chicago, Illinois . Married. Occupation Manufacturing Chemist. Enlisted July 26, 1917 at Toronto (note his middle name was spelled Allen also on enlistment papers). 

Charles Boyd Gillespie ID 342149, born Dec 5, 1898 Belfast,  IRELAND. Current residence 755 Brock Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. s/o Margaret Gillespie of same address. Single. Enlisted at Toronto, age 18 yrs 5 months. 5 ft 5 3/4 inches, with grey eyes, brown hair. Methodist. ID 324149. For 71st Battery.  “Irish” ID Rank GNR

Charles David Gillespie ID 3130216,  of Lampton Co, Ontario. Born July 2, 1894 at Petrolia. Single, Church of England. Gas fitter. Father Alexander Gillespie, Eureka St, Petrolia. Enlisted at Sarnia Oct 3, 1917 age 23 yrs 6 months of age. Brown eyes and brown hair. Little finger of left hand rigid. Catagory A11. . For 1st Depot Battalion. Regiment W.O. Rank SPR.

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Charles Dugald Gillespie, ID 2379520, Private, Canadian Infantry (MB Reg) 52nd Batn.  s/o Dugald Charles Gillespie & Elizabeth Gillespie of Dugald, Manitoba.  Born June 7, 1894 Dugald, Manitoba. Single, Presbyterian, General Merchant. Fit for service at Winnipeg, MB Jan 9, 1918, age 23 years 5 months. 5ft 10 inches. Ruddy complexion. Hazel grey eyes. Dark Brown hair. Medical done Nov 15, 1917 .

Charles Dugald Gillespie, Private, ID 2379520, died of wounds Wednesday, August 28, 1918.  Buried Achicourt Road, Achicourt Cemetery, Pas de Calais, FRANCE. Canadian Infantry.

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Charles Lloyd Gillespie ID 651453, of Whitchurch, York Region, Ontario. Born Oct 25, 1897, Father John Gillespie. Charles was a butter maker. He enlisted at Lucknow, Huron Co on Jan 20, 1916, age 18 yrs old. 5ft 8 1/2 inches. Dark complexion, Brown eyes, black hair. Presbyterian. Marks on face from eruptions after gas poisoning two years ago.  For 160th O.S. Battalion.

Christopher Coulter Gillespie (CPL) ID 648356 born June 26, 1873 in Lanark County, Ontario. Residence McIntryre St E, North Bay, Ontario.  Next of kin his brother James Gillespie at same address. Christopher was a cook. He enlisted at North Bay Oct 5, 1915, age 42 years, 4 months. 5 ft 6 inches. Fair complexion. Blue eyes, auburn hair. Methodist. Fit for service Feb 4, 1916.

Cornelius Alexander Gillespie ID 3258101, born Sept 6, 1896 Grand Falls, New Brunswick. Residence RR 1, Grand Falls, NB. Single. Next of kin, his father, Frank Gillespie of same address. Enlisted at St John, New Brunswick May 10, 1918 age 21 years 8 months. 6 ft 1/2 inch. Blue eyes, brown hair. ID 3258101. Class F. C.


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Dalton Verral Gillespie, ID 3037178, birth March 18, 1896 RR 3, Orangeville, Ontario. Residence RR 3, Orangeville. Single, Presbyterian, farmer, next of kin Joseph Gillespie, father of RR 3 Orangeville. Blue eyes, brown hair. Enlisted at Toronto May 10, 1918.

David Gillespie, ID 527570, birth July 4, 1892, Auchtermuchty, Fifeshire SCOTLAND. Next of Kin Katherine Gillespie *mother at 4 Glasswork St, Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, Scotland. Occupation Hardwood Finisher. Not married. Enlisted at Toronto Oct 5, 1915. age 23, 2 months. 5 ft 9 1/2 inches tall. Blue eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian. Note: Large scar and small one from burn on back of neck. Rank SS

David Gillespie, ID 3082654, birth Oct 13, 1896 Arbrove (?) SCOTLAND. Next of Kin Mrs Catherine Craig of 6 Brechin Terrace, Endover, Mass, USA. Occupation Chaffeur. single, Enlisted at Montreal on March 11, 1918. age 21 years 4 months. 5 ft 3 1/2 inch tall. blue eyes, light brown hair, Presybterian.

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David Bryce Gillespie, ID 442909. Birth May 22, 1880 London, ENGLAND. Next of Kin Mrs J Gillespie, Fruitvale, B. C. Occupation rancher; Married; Enlisted at Vernon Camp Aug 17, 1915. Age 35.  6 ft 1/2 inches. Dark brown eyes. Black hair. Note Three vacc marks left arm. Church of England.

David Bryce Gillespie, Sergeant, ID 442909, died Tuesday, Sept 12, 1916, age 36. London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval.  Canadian Infantry.

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David Earle Gillespie, ID 782230, birth Sept 11, 1893, Belwood, Ontario. Present address 827 Elgin Avenue, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Next of Kin Mother Mrs E Gillespie of 827 Elgin Avenue, Moose Jaw, SK.  Occupation carpenter. Not married. Enlisted March 14, 1916 at Moose Jaw. age 22 years 6 months, 5 ft 5 inches tall, blue eyes, light brown hair. Methodist.

David Robert Gillespie, ID 809058. SGT. Birth July 27, 1894 Dundonald,  Ayrshire, SCOTLAND. Present Address 2429  20th Avenue West, Calgary, Alberta. Next of kin Mrs Agnes Gillespie, mother, at 2429 20th Avenue West, Calgary. Occupation Grocer. Not married. Enlisted at Calgary March 22, 1916, age 24 years. 5ft 9 1/2 inches tall, blue eyes, blonde hair. Presbyterian. Note Small depressed scar on left knee. Assigned 89th Battalion

Denis Patrick Gillespie, ID 3081147. Birth Sept 5, 1897 Montreal, PQ. Address 212 Ottawa Street, Montreal, PQ. Next of kin father William Gillespie at 212 Ottawa St, Montreal, PQ. Single, Roman Catholic. Munition worker. Enlisted at Montreal Jan 15, 1918 age 20 yrs 5 months. 5 ft 6 inches tall. Grey eyes, dark brown hair.

Donald Gillespie, ID 3206093. Birth Aug 12, 1897 Rillion, Ontario Current address Chinook, Alberta. Single, farmer. Presbyterian. Next of Kin father Peter Gillespie, Hawkestone, Ontario. Enlisted at Hanna, Alberta Nov 13, 1917 age 20 yrs 3 months, blue eyes, brown hair

Donald P Gillespie ID 521067, birth Oct 9, 1890 Uptergrove, Ontario. Next of Kin father F. J. Gillespie, at 514 Vancouver Block, Vancouver, BC. Stenographer. Not married. Enlisted June 15, 1915 at Edquimalt, BC. 24 years old, 5 ft 7 inches.Blue eyes. dark brown hair. Roman Catholic

Donald Stanley Gillespie, ID 29216 1350. Private, Birth June 21, 1889 Ahmedabed, INDIA. Next of Kin Mrs Holmes, (aunt) Ardholme House, ? Co Down, Ireland. Bookkeeper, Not married, Enlisted at Valcartier Sept 23, 1914 age 25, 3 months 5 ft 7 1/2 inches tall, hazel eyes, brown hair. Church of England. Note: Vaccination scar left arm.

Donald William Gillespie, ID 700046. Birth Oct 15, 1897 Bolton, Lancashire, ENGLAND. Present address 541 Alexander Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Next of kin Alan Gillespie, elder brother, Brewery House, Roseburn, Edinburgh, Scotland. A farmer, Not married. Enlisted at Winnpeg Dec 2, 1915, 18 years, 1 month. 5 ft 7 inches, blue eyes, fair hair, Presbyterian.

Douglas Gillespie, ID 512610. Birth Dec 26, 1896 Harbord P O, Ontario. Present address 154 Spruce Avenue, Ottawa, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs L Gillespie, mother, RR 2, Stittsville, Ontario. Mechanic, Not married. Served military 3 years P S I J Ottawa. Enlisted at Ottawa March 20, 1916 age 19 years. 5ft 8 inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair, Church of England. Notes: large mole left side of jaw.

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Duncan Gillespie, ID 199169. Birth May 30, 1896. Co Victoria, Ontario. Present Address Slate River Valley, Ontario. Next of kin father Angus Gillespie, Slate River Valley. Farmer, Not married. Enlisted at Fort William March 24, 1916 age 20. 5 ft 7 1/2 inches tall, brown eyes, dark brown hair, Baptist of Congregationalist. SEE NEXT ENTRY.

Duncan Gillespie, ID 199169. Private. Canadian Infantry, 28th Battalion. Died Dec 13, 1916, age 20. s/o Angus & Esther Gillespie of Slate River Valley, Ontario. Buried HERSIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Canadian Infantry

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Duncan A Gillespie, ID 341174. Birth Feb 10, 1895  Beaverton, Ontario. Present address 556 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Next of kin Jennie Gillespie, mother, Box 83, Daysland, Alberta. Occupation Student. Not married. Enlisted at Toronto Feb 28,  1917 age 22. 5ft 5 3/4 inches tall; blue eyes, dark brown hair. Presbyterian. Notes: Scar right forearm. Also on paper  “70th Battery”


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Earl Gillespie, ID 2770501, Canadian Infantry, Army. New Brunswick Reg, 260th Btn. born Aug 27, 1900. Signed on at Winnipeg  Aug 19, 1918. s/o Malcolm A. Gillespie  of Gunton, MB. A farmer, single, age 19. 5 ft 10 1/2 tall, blue eyes, brown hair, Methodist.

Earl Gillespie, Private, ID 2770501 died Friday, March 14, 1919 of meningitis. Churkin Russell Naval Cemetery. Canadian Infantry.

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Edward Gillespie, ID 157585. Birth Dec 8, 1876 Gillhead, Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND. Next of kin Lavinia Gillespie, wife, 33 Verrall Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Occupation Waxing Machine Operator. Married. Enlisted at Toronto Sept 7, 1915, age 38 years 9 months. 5 ft 4 inches. Brown eyes, dark brown hair. Presbyterian. Notes: Mole on left shoulder. SEE NEXT RECORD

Edward Gillespie, ID 230422/770263. Birth (2 given) Sept 28, 1898; Sept 28, 1899, Born Belfast, IRELAND. Present address 33 Verall Avenue, Toronto. Next of kin Lavinia Gillespie, mother.Occupation book binder, single. Drafted at Toronto March 9, 1917, 18 years 6 months, 5 ft 5 1/4 inches. Brown hair, brown eyes, Presbyterian. Notes: Scar left little finger; scar bottom hip, small birthmark right groin. Hearing good. Each eye D20. SEE PREVIOUS RECORD.

Edward Gillespie ID 742774. Christian name “Eddy” Birth August 1894 IRELAND. Present address Houlton, Maine, USA. Next of kin Charles Gillespie, brother, Butte, Montana. Lumberman, Not married. Enlisted St John, New Brunswick February 4, 1916 age 21. 5 ft 5 3/4 inches tall, Hazel eyes, Dark brown hair. Roman Catholic. Notes: 115th Battalion listed on top of  Attestation Papers.

Edward Gillespie, ID 523088. Birth Dec 21, 1891 Arran Island, Galway Bay, IRELAND. Next of kin Mrs Agnes Gillespie, mother, 10 Dodder Terrace, Dublin, Ireland. Occupation City fireman. Enlisted at Calgary Feb 25, 1916, age 24 years 2 months. 5 ft 4 1/2 inches tall. Blue eyes, black hair, Church of England. Notes:Stiffness left shoulder. ? clavical QUID, 1914; Scar 4 inches on left shoulder; Chest deformity  left side due to  old fracture of upper 4 ribs. Impaired action of both arms. Declared it

Emery Gillespie, ID 3257226  rank SGT, birth June 23 1895 Harvey, York Co, New Brunswick. Present address 32 Water Street, West St John, NB. Single. Baptist. Laborer. Next of Kin Mrs Margaret Gillespie, mother, 32 Water Street, West St John, New Brunswick. Age 22 years 6 months. 5 ft  7 1/2 inches tall; brown eyes, dark hair. Notes: Medical exam May 6 1918 at St John, NB. Drafted under Military Act 1917. D3.

Ernest Gillespie, ID 2147884 born June 30, 1898 at Selkirk, Manitoba. Address Gunton, MB. Single, Presbyterian. Farmer. Mother Mrs Maggie Gillespie at Gunton, Manitoba. Drafted under Military Act 1917 at Winnipeg May 31, 1918, age 19 yrs 11 months. 5 ft 10 3/4 inches. Fresh complexion. Blue eyes, dark hair.   (A2)

Ernest Gordon Gillespie, ID 817442,  born Dec 15, 1893 Moncton, New Brunswick. Father John Gillespie. Address 77 Weldon St, Moncton, NB. A clerk & stenographer. Signed on at Sussex, New Brunswick Oct 5, 1815, age 21 years 9 months. 5 ft 6 1/2 inches. Blue eyes, light brown hair. Methodist

Erroll Pilkington Gillespie, ID LT, birth Dec 10, 1893 Esquimalt, Victoria, British Columbia. Present address 1021 Moss St, Victoria. Next of kin George Gillespie, father at 1021 Moss St, Victoria. Rancher. Church of England. Active militia 50th Reg H of C.  2 years OTC Loretta School, Scotland. Enlisted as officer  Victoria, BC Dec 19, 1917. Medical exam Feb 15, 1918. 2nd Depot Battalion BC Reg. Lieutenant.


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Francis Gillespie, Sapper Non-Permanent Active Militia. No other information

Francis Gillespie, Sapper, Canadian Engineers, Son of the late Mrs. Sarah Gillespie; husband of Mary Gillespie, of 23, Winnifred Avenue, Toronto. Ont.

Francis Gillespie, Sapper, died Tuesday, August 3, 1915. St John Norway Cemetery, Toronto. Canadian Engineers.

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Francis Henry Gillespie, ID 534454 rank CPL, born Nov 7, 1892 in Moncton, New Brunswick. Mother Mrs Ella Gillespie at 96 Wesley St, Moncton, NB. Stenographer. Not married. Signed on at Antigonish, Nova Scotia March 13, 1916, age 23 years. 5 ft 8 inches tall. Brown eyes, Fair hair. Roman Catholic. Note on form No 9 St’n Hospital

Frank Gillespie, ID 3233873 born Oct 10, 1895 in Parry Sound, Ontario. Address Parry Harbour, Ontario. Single, Methodist. Labourer. Mother Mrs Josephine Gillespie of Parry Harbour.  Drafted at Toronto April 23, 1918 (B2), aged 22 years. 5 ft 5 inches. Dark complexion. Brown eyes, dark brown hair. Note: Big MSA stamp across form.

Fred Andrew (Wilson) Gillespie, ID 416118  born Feb 25, 1895 East Garafraxa, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs Eva Gillespie, 22 Carbon St, Moose Jaw, SK . A carpenter. Signed at Moose Jaw, SK Dec 23, 1914. 46th Battalion stamped across his page. 19 years 10 months. 5 ft 3 inches. Sallow complexion. Blue eyes; black hair. Birth mark on waist, left side. Methodist.

Frederick Bedford Gillespie, ID 436112, rank QMS, Birth Nov 3 1888 Glasgow, SCOTLAND. Next of kin Mrs G Gillespie, 1 May Terrace, Mt Florida, Glasgow. An Accountant. Not married. Enlisted at Edmonton,  Alberta Jan 4, 1915 age 26 years 2 months. 5 ft 3 1/2 inches tall, hazel eyes, black hair, Presbyterian. Notes: Scar on left knee. ?hammered t R foot (cannot read)

Frederick Leopold Gillespie, ID VR-5975 birth Oct 5, 1895 Carpenter, Methodist.  Royal Merchant Navy.


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George Gillespie, ID 868292, born April 30, 1880 Melanchton, Dufferin Co, Ontario. Address Box 216 Whitby, Ontario. His wife Lillie Mae Gillespie at same address in Whitby. A carpenter.Active Militia 3 years with 36th Regiment,  1 year 34th Regiment.   Signed at Whitby June 7, 1916,  aged 36 years 1 month. 5 ft 8 inches, blue eyes, light brown hair, Presbyterian. Note on Paper 182nd OS Battalion CEF. Notes: Scar on right ankle; scar on right wrist.

George Gillespie, ID 192010, born April 28, 1884 Toronto, Ontario .Current address 34 Belmont St, Toronto, Ontario. Next of kin Sarah Gillespie,  mother, at same address 34 Belmont St, Toronto. A clerk, single. Current military 48th Highlanders for one year. Enlisted at Toronto March 15, 1916, age 32 years 11 months. 5 ft 6 inches, blue grey eyes, fair hair. Presbyterian.   See also Robert Stanley Gillespie.

George Gillespie ID 707113. Rank CPL. born March 31, 1887 Wellington, BC . Address Ladysmith, British Columbia. Next of kin Mrs Ann Gillespie of same address. A salesman. Enlisted April 1, 1916, age 29 years. 5 ft 9 inches tall with dark complexion, blue eyes, dark hair. Presbyterian. Note on paper: 103 Battalion CEF.

George Gillespie, ID 3233106, Birth Jan 3, 1891 Lancashire, ENGLAND. Present address 34 East 52nd St New York City, NY. Next of kin Catherine Gillespie, Mother 38 St Lukes Road, Great Grosby, Lancs. England. Valet, Single, Enlisted at Toronto March 15, 1918 age 27 years 2 months. 5 ft  5 1/2 inches, blue eyes, fair hair, Protestant, Notes: hearing OK, VR-R 20/20; L 20/20. Appendix scar.  2nd Depot Battalion 1st CO Regiment at top of paper.

George Gillespie, ID 2738523 rank SIG,  born July 15, 1898 St Vincent, Mississippi  USA. Current address 659 Gilmour Street, Ottawa. Father M. L. Gillespie, 656 Gilmour St, Ottawa.  Signed at Ottawa Oct 4, 1918, 20 years 3 months.  Weight 136 pounds. 5 ft 6 inches, with brown eyes, dark brown hair. Presbyterian. Notes: scar left shoulder, scar left shin.

George Brown Gillespie, ID 424377. Rank SGT. Birth Jan 15, 1884 Buckhaven, Fifeshire, SCOTLAND. Next of Kin Lena Mae Gillespie, wife, Suite 2, 261 Furley St. Winnipeg, Manitoba. A clerk, married. Served 2 years  10th V B , R G A. Enlisted at Melville Dec 28 1914 age 30, 11 1/2 months. 5 ft 7 3/8 Inches tall, blue eyes, dark brown  hair, Presbyterian. Notes: Scar outside calf, right leg.

George Edward Gillespie, ID 3258102 born Nov 6,  1895 Grand Falls, New Brunswick. Roman Catholic, farmer, single. Address Grand Falls, NB. His mother, Mrs Frank Gillespie at same address. Drafted at St Johns May 10, 1918 (A2),  aged 22 years 7 months. 5 ft 9 1/4 inches tall, brown eyes, brown hair. Under military draft of 1917.

George Herbert Gillespie, rank Lieutenant Colonel. “Officer’s Declaration Paper” birth Dec 9, 1877 Kingston, Ontario. Current address Kingston, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs W. A. Sawyer, Kingston, Ontario, sister. Occupation soldier, Army Service Corps.  Anglican. 24 years, 14th P W O R.  8th Battery, and A S C. Enlisted Oct 21, 1914. Anglican. (Big H stamp on paper). Top of page Unit O & I C C  M. D. No 3.

Gilbert Frank Gillespie ID 26714, born July 30, 1875 Newcastle, Ontario. Residence Paswegin, Saskatchewan. Wife Henrietta Gillespie same address. A clerk, accountant, married. Signed at Winnipeg Feb 4, 1916, aged 40 years 6 months. 5 ft 7 inches, brown eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian.

Godfrey Park Gillespie ID 349317 rank CPL born Dec 6, 1891 Ottawa, Ontario. Address Highland Park, Westboro, Ottawa. His mother, Mrs Emmaline Gillespie, at same address. Godfrey was a railwayman, single. Signed at Kingston Aug 28, 1916,  aged 25 years, 8 months. 5 ft 8 inches tall with hazel eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian.  ( He returned from the war to settle at Carleton Place)

Gordon Gilchrist Gillespie , ID 2591145 born Jan 18, 1891 Ottawa, Ontario. Address 31 Rosemont Avenue, Ottawa. His wife Lorena Margaret Gillespie. Hydraulic Engineer. Married. Signed at Ottawa Oct 11, 1917,  age 26 yrs 10 months. 5 ft 6 inches tall with grey eyes, light brown hair, Presbyterian. Note: vaccination none.

Gordon Vernon Gillespie ID 3017590 born June 20, 1892 Ashburnham, Ontario . Residence Halls Bridge, Ontario. A farmer, Presbyterian. Father Joseph  Vernon Gillespie of Halls Bridge. Gordon drafted at Peterborough Nov 19, 1918 (A2),  age 25 years. 5 ft 8 inches tall with dark complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair. Small goitre.  Note on paper: 66-G-167


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Hamish Hugh Gillespie, Royal Canadian Navy, ID VR-2244. Birth Jan 9, 1891 Cashier.

Harold Charles Gillespie ID 144788, rank QMS, born 1884, Sept 2, Morrisburgh, Ontario. Clerk, Single. 5 ft 5″ tall. Signed on at Prescott Aug 20, 1915. Blue eyes. Dark hair. Presbyterian. Canadian Infantry (Sk Reg. 28th Batn), s/o Jas J. Gillespie of Morrisburgh, Dundas Co, Ontario

H C Gillespie, Company Quartermaster Sergeant,  ID 144788 died Sunday, Nov 11, 1917 age 32. Nine Elms British Cemetery. Canadian Infantry.

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Harold John Gillespie, ID 743024,  born Feb 8, 1896 Pennfield, Manitoba. Address Pennfield, MB. His mother, Margaret Gillespie at same address. A farmer. Enlisted at St Johns, Manitoba March 22, 1916, age 20 years. 5 ft 6 3/4 inches with ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, waist 28.  Church of England. Note on page: 115th Battalion, CEF

Harold William Gillespie, ID 700033,  born April 16, 1895 Birch Fall, Ontario. Next of kin his mother Mrs W G Gillespie of Durban, Manitoba. A farmer. Enlisted at Winnipeg Dec 3, 1915, age 20 years 7 months. 5 ft 7 inches. Dark complexion, with blue eyes, dark brown hair. Church of England.

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Harry Gillespie, ID 2373339, birth May 21, 1891, Charlottetown,  Prince Edward Island. Present address Kansas City, Missouri, USA. Next of kin William C Gillespie, father, c/o Frost and Wood, St John, New Brunwick. Telegraph operator, single, Active militia 79th C H of C. Served 82nd A L I Canada 2 years. Enlisted Winnipeg, Manitoba July 25, 1917 age 26 years. 5 ft 6 inches, blue eyes, dark brown hair. Presbyterian.

Harry Gillespie, Private, ID 2373339. Died Saturday, July 27, 1918. 8th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Buried Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, France.

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Havelock Sands Barker Gillespie, ID 5105, born May 24, 1891 Florenceville, New Brunswick. Next of kin Havelock Patterson Gillespie of Box 153, Woodstock, NB. A brakeman. Served with Field Boy CC one year. Enlisted at Valcartier, Quebec Sept 23, 1914,  aged 23  years 4 months.5 ft 11 1/2 inches with blue eyes, brown hair. Methodist. Tattoo of woman on left arm.

Hay Gillespie ID 3348374. Birth Sept 20, 1884 Saint Andrews, Fifeshire, SCOTLAND. Present Address Russell P O, Manitoba, Canada. Next of kin Mrs Agnes Gillespie, mother, Rires Farm, Colinburgh, Fife, Scotland. Drafted at Winnipeg, Manitoba July 23 1918 age 33 years 10 months. 5 ft 8 1/4 inch, grey eyes, dark hair, Notes: Heamorrhids, Imp function left leg. 1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment.

Henry Gillespie, ID 159679 born May 27, 1885 Newfoundland. Address 100 Harbord St, Toronto, Ontario. His wife, Bernice Gillespie at same address. Labourer. Enlisted at Toronto Jan 24, 1916, aged 30 years 9 months. 5 ft 7 inches tall, with dark complexion, blue eyes, Methodist.  For 81st Ballalion.

Henry Haverlock Gillespie, ID 124710, born Nov 28, 1873 at Petrolia. Residence Petrolia, Lampton Co, Ontario. Mother Ellen Louise Gillespie at same address. Labourer. Enlisted at London April 3, 1916, age 43 years. 5 ft 4 1/4 inches with light brown eyes, dark brown hair. Methodist.

Herbert Gillespie, ID 277547 born Sept 14, 1897 at Bellwood, Dufferin Co, Ontario. Residence Maven P.O., Saskatchewan. Farmer. His mother Mrs Eva Gillespie of same address. Enlisted at Moose Jaw, SK Oct 24, 1917 (A2), age 20 years 8 months.5 ft 8 inches tall with blue eyes, brown hair.  Discharged Jan 8, 1919 for demolishing action, Authority CEF

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Herbert Gillespie ID 3134130 birth Dec 17, 1894 Tamnayelton Twp, Armagh Co, IRELAND. Present address 45 Gore Street, Stratford, Ontario. Single, Presbyterian. Next of kin Mr James Gillespie 45 Gore Street, Statford, Ontario. Drafted at London, August 1, 1918 age 23 years 9 months. 5 ft 9  inches tall, blue eyes, lights brown hair. Right eye D20/20. left eye D20/20 Hearing normal R and Left. 1st Depot Battalion  W O R Regiment on top of page.

Herbert Gillespie, Private, Canadian, ID 3134130 Died Oct 6, 1918, age 23. Canadian Infantry. Buried Stratford (Avondale) Cemetery, Stratford, Ontario, Perth Co. On Honour Roll of St Andrews Church, Stratford. Canadian Infantry

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Herbert Francis Gillespie, ID 3258103, born Sept 5, 1895 Great Falls, New Brunswick. Address Great Falls, Victoria Co, NB. Single. Roman Catholic. Father Frank Gillespie of Great Falls. Herbert drafted at St John May 10, 1918 (A2), aged 22 years 8 months. 6 ft 2 1/2 inches tall with brown eyes, brown hair.

Hugh Gillespie, ID 639830 Rank SPR. Birth May 17, 1895 Belfast, IRELAND. Current address Newboyne, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs Alex Rodgers Newboyne, Ontario, friend. Not married. Farmer. Enlisted at Brockville March 6, 1916. Age 22. 5 ft 6 1/2 inches, brown eyes, black hair. Church of England.  156 Overseas Battalion, C. E.F

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Hugh Gillespie ID 757069 birth Aug 22, 1893 Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND. Present Address Dundas, Ontario. Next of kin John Gillespie, father, 4 Alexander Terrace, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, Scotland. Laborer, not married. Enlisted Nov 11, 1915 at Hamilton. age 22 years 3 months. 5 ft 10 1/2 inches, blue eyes, brown hair, Presbyterian. Notes: small moles on left calf. 1 vacc left arm; mole on front upper left thigh. 120th City of Hamilton Battn, C. E.  F.

Hugh Gillespie, ID 757069 Company Sergeant Major. Died Monday, Feb 2, 1918 age 25. 87th Batallion Canadian Infantry. s/o John Gillespie of 4 Alexanderia Terrace, Kilbirnie, Scotland, VIMY MEMORIAL, France.

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Hugh Michael Gillespie ID 175070 born Jan 16, 1883 Butler, Pennsylvania, USA. Address 232 Gibson Avenue, ? His brother Albert Gillespie of McDonald, PA next of kin. A steam fitter. Signed at Hamilton, Ontario Feb 19, 1916, age 33 years,1 month. 5 ft 6 1/2 inches with dark complexion, brown eyes, brown hair. Roman Catholic. Hair on back and chest.


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Isaac Laird Gillespie ID 2004539. Birth April 4, 1870 Chesterville, Dundas Co, Ontario. Current address Atlin, British Columbia. Next of kin Mrs W. A. Johnson, 1039 Burnaby St, Vancouver, BC, sister. Painter. Not married. Military Reil Rebellion as a boy.  Enlisted Oct 2, 1916 at Atlin, BC, 46 years, 5 months. 5 ft 6 3/4 inches, blue eyes, brown hair, Presbyterian. Yukon Infantry Company, C E F on top of page.

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Jack Fred Gillespie, ID 3312197, birth Oct 26, 1897 Belfast, IRELAND. Present address 755 Brock Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Single, Methodist,  Machinist. Next of kin Maggie Gillespie, mother, 755 Brook Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Drafted at Toronto Oct 19, 1918, age 21 years 1 month. 5 ft 6 1/2 inches, grey eyes, brown hair,  Notes: No 2 M D, 2nd Depot Battalion across top of page. Class One.

James Gillespie, ID 2188527, birth May 24, 1878 Glasgow SCOTLAND. Present Address P. O. Maple Creek, Saskatchewan.  Next of kin Catherine Gillespie, sister, 63 Lauderdale , Glasgow, Scotland. Farmer, not married. Militia in Old Country. Enlisted at Regina, SK Feb 28, 1917 age 38, 9 months. 5 ft 9 inches, blue eyes, black hair turning grey. Presbyterian . Notes: Could be suitable for forestry or construction. Forestry Company CEF

James Gillespie, ID 811 280, birth May 26, 1878 Larkhall, SCOTLAND. Present address 9346 Sutherland St, Edmonton, Alberta.  Next of kin Agnes Gillespie, wife, same address. Miner, Married. Enlisted at Edmonton Dec 10, 1915 age 37. 5ft 5 inches, blue eyes, brown hair, Presbyterian. 138 th DN.

James Gillespie, ID 916236, Birth Feb 12, 1881 Aberdeenshire, SCOTLAND. Present address Toronto, Ontario. Next of kin Isabella Gillespie, wife, 98 Fulton Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Occupation slater, Married. Served South African Constabulary 3  years private. Enlisted at Toronto March 8, 1916 35 years 1 month. 5 ft 9 1/4 inches, brown eyes, black hair, Church of England. Notes: mole on back of neck. Later record gives his current residence with wife at 120 Rose Heath, Toronto. Birth Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Demobilization from earlier military service. Enlisted June 25, 1919, 38 years 5 months, 5 ft 10 inches, brown eyes, dark hair. Church of England.

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James Gillespie ID 123830. Birth April 16, 1888 Petrolia, Ontario. Next of kin, Alex Gillespie, Petrolia, Ontario .Occupation compounder. Not married. Enlisted at Petrolia Sept 28, 1915, age 27. 5 ft 4 3/4 inches tall, blue eyes, red hair, Church of England. Note name spelled Gillispie on 2nd page of Attestation Record.

James Gillespie, Private, ID 123830, 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion. Died Thursday, Sept 14, 1916, VIMY MEMORIAL. France. 5th Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion.

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James Gillespie, ID 418717 rank SGT, Birth April 23, 1889, Dundee, SCOTLAND. Next of kin Annie Gillespie, 4 Springhill, Ferry Rd, Dundee, Scotland. Gardener. Served 3rd  V B R H  Dundee 1 1/2 years; Royal Engineers 1 1/2 years. Enlisted at Montreal April 20, 1915 age 26. 5 ft 8 3/4 inches tall, blue eyes, red hair, Presbyterian. Notes: 2 vacc marks. ‘DISCHARGED written across page one.

James Gillespie, ID 2355992 birth June 22, 1892 Lancashire, ENGLAND. Present address 1522 Arlington Avenue, Flint, Michigan, USA. Next of kin Mrs  Sarah Dwyra, sister Wigan, Lancashire, England. Occupation truck driver, not married. Enlisted at London, Ontario Jan 4, 1918 age 25 years 6 months. 5 ft  3 3/4 inches, brown eyes, dark brown hair, Church of England.Notes: Vision RD 20/20, left 20/20 Hearing right and left normal. Stamp BM on first page of records.

James Gillespie, ID 654377 born Sept 10, 1895 Hibbert Twp, Perth Co, Ontario. Address Cromarty, Ontario. Father Neil Gillespie of Cromarty. Student. Enlisted at Clinton, Ontario Feb 1, 1916, age 20 years. 5 ft 5 1/2 inches with ruddy complexion, blue eyes, fair hair. Presbyterian.  161 Huron Battalion, C E F.

James Charles Gillespie ID 264335, birth May 28, 1897 Nelson, Lancashire, ENGLAND.  Present address Marathan Hotel, Hamilton, Ontario. Next of kin mother Mrs Dorothy Ann Gillespie, Simcoe Street, Guelph, Ontario. Cab driver. Not married, enlisted at Hamilton July 31, 1916 age 18 years 3 months, 5 ft  7 1/2 inches tall, blue eyes, brown  hair, teeth good. Disciple Church. Notes: Vacc 1 right when a child. 218 OS Battalion C E F.

James Coleman Gillespie, ID 2008685, rank SGT, birth Oct 11, 1897 Ottawa, Ontario. Present address 120 Creighton St, Ottawa. Single, Roman  Catholic. Stenographer. Next of kin Mrs Elizabeth Gillespie, mother 120 Creighton St, Ottawa. Drafted at Brockville April 23, 1918, age 20 6 months. 5 ft 6 inches, blue eyes, red hair, Notes: 3. D Engineer.

James Frances Gillespie, ID 2100654, rank SPR, born March 31, 1898 Parrsboro, Cumberland Co, Nova Scotia. Same current address. Mother Fannie Gillespie at same address. Electrician. Enlisted at West St John April 23, 1918, age 20 years 1 month. 5 ft 8 1/2 inches with blue eyes, brown hair. Roman Catholic, No 9 Overseas Siege Battalion C E F. Stamp on page Sufficient Address.

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James Henry Gillespie, ID 105237. Birth May 29, 1892 Belfast, IRELAND. Current address Lipton, Saskatchewan. Next of kin Mary Gillespie, mother 9 London Street, Belfast, Ireland. Laborer, not married. Enlisted at Regina, SK Nov 12, 1915, age 23, 5 months. 5ft 11 inches, gray eyes, light hair. Church of England. Notes: none

James Henry Gillespie, Private, ID 105237. Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment). Died Friday, Sept 15, 1916. VIMY MEMORIAL, France.

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James Johnston Gillespie, Doctor, rank CPT born April 7, 1878 Morrisburgh, Dundas Co, Ontario. Residence Morrisburgh. Enlisted at Sarce, Alberta July 30, 1915, age 37 years 4 months. 5 feet 6 inches tall with blue eyes, light fair hair. Presbyterian.

James Maxwell Gillespie, born Aug 23, 1897 Peterborough, Ontario. Address Halls Bridge, General Delivery, Ontario. Single, Presbyterian. Farmer. Father Joseph Gillespie same adddress. Enlisted at Barriefield May 10, 1918 (A2), age 20 years 9 months.5 ft 9 1/2 inches with blue eyes, fair hair. ID 3059006

James Ross Gillespie, ID 2380925 born Dec 29, 1888 Dugald, Manitoba. Father Dugald Charles Gillespie of Dugald P.O.  James was Presbyterian, a farmer. Drafted at Winnipeg Nov 24, 1917 (A2) age 29 years 11 months. 5 ft 7 inches tall with ruddy complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair. Note on top of page No 10, 1st Depot Battalion, Manitoba Regiment.

James William Gillespie, ID 49417. Rank CPL, born Feb 22, 1883 Prince Edward Island. His wife, Janet Gillespie at Monarch, Alberta. James was a horse shoeing smithy. Signed at Calgary April 8, 1915, aged 32 years 2 months, 5 ft 8 inches with blue eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian. Scar on left foot.

J W Gillespie, Lieutenant,  died Wednesday, Sept 12, 1917. Fosse No 10 Communal Cemetery Extension, Sains-en-Gohelle.  Canadian Infantry

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Jean Gillespie, ID LT, birth Dec 29, 1890 Glasgow, SCOTLAND. Current address 774 Helmuth (?) Avenue, London, Ontario. Next of Kin Jemimah (?) Gillespie sister, St Pancras Infirmary, London, England. Graduate Nurse. Presbyterian. Belongs to Canadian Army Nursing Corps. Enlisted May 7, 1917 London, Ontario.  (Script difficult to read indicated by ?) For Canadian Army Medical Corps.

John Gillespie, ID 511563, birth April 7, 1876 S’Ninians, Stirlingshire, SCOTLAND. Current address Herbert, Saskatchewan. Next of kin William Gillespie, brother, 114 Sword St, Dennistown, Scotland; blacksmith, not married. Active militia 79th@Hal. Served 3 years  4th B A & S, High, Stirling. Enlisted at Winnipeg Nov 22, 1916, 39 years 7 months, 5 ft 8 inches tall, blue eyes, dark hair, Presbyterian. Notes: Indian head tattoed on right forearm. 179th Battalion written on top of page.

John Gillespie, ID 2380926,  born Nov 14 1883 Beaverton, Ontario. Address 570 Beverly St, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Single, International Bible student. A car checker. Mother Mrs Effie Gillespie at Winnipeg address. John enlisted (?) at Winnipeg Nov 15, 1917 (A2), age 34 years 4 months. 5 ft 9 inches tall with sallow complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair.  To 11th Reserve Battalion.

John Gillespie ID 877556 born March 3, 1884 Springhill, Nova Scotia. Addresss Glace Bay, NS. Mother Mrs Martha McPhail of Brook Street, Grace Bay, NS.  Miner. Served Military Home Guard.  Enlisted at Sydney, age 32 March 19, 1916. 5 ft 7 1/2 inches tall with ruddy complexion, blue eyes, black hair. Presbyterian.

John Gillespie ID 3284792  birth Oct 4, 1885 Portneuf, Quebec. Residence East August, Compton Co, P. Quebec. Single, farmer. Presbyterian. Father Joseph Gillespie of East Angus, Compton Co, Quebec. Enlisted at Drill Hall, Quebec on June 18, 1918 (F), 32 years 8 months. 5 ft 3  1/2 inches with blue eyes, light brown hair. Note made “TB suspect right afix”, later declared fit.

John Gillespie ID 2015404, born July 10, 1887 Victoria, British Columbia. Address 19 Hampton Rd, Victoria, BC. Single, Presbyterian. Father William Gillespie of General Delivery P.O, Victoria, BC. Signed at Vancouver, BC Nov 11, 1917, age 31 years. 5 ft 8 1/2 inches with hazel eyes, light brown hair. Thumb, part of 2nd finger on left hand gone.

John Gillespie ID 29326, born Sept 10, 1889 Ottawa, Ontario. Next of kin his brother P Gillespie of Kinderly, Saskatchewan. John was a confectioner.Signed at Valcartier, Quebec Sept 23, 1914,  24 years 11 months. He was 5 ft 6 inches tall with blue eyes, fair hair. Presbyterian.

John Gillespie, ID 3105534, birth Oct 7, 1895 Co Mayo, IRELAND.  Current address 2118 Larrabee St, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Next of kin Mr Peter Gillespie, father, Keenagh P.O, Crosmolina City, Mayo, Ireland.Ry switchman, single, Enlisted at Toronto, Ontario Oct 24, 1917, age 22, 5ft 7 inches, grey eyes, black hair, Roman Catholic. Notes (difficult to read) hearing okay; throat okay. Machine Gun Corps, C.E.F on top of page Class A2 Irish, 1st Depot Battalion, 2 C O R.

John Gillespie, ID 343058, birth June 18, 1898 Cavan Twp, Ontario Canada. Present address 72 Colbourne St, Lindsay, Ontario. Next of kin Hugh Gillespie, father, 72 Colbourne St, Lindsay, Ontario. Student. Not married. Enlisted at Lindsay, May 4, 1917, age 18 years 11 months; 5ft 4 inches. blue eyes, light hair. Presbyterian

John Alexander Gillespie ID 2497554, born Feb 25, 1885 Victoria Rd, Ontario. Address 203 Queen St West, Toronto, Ontario. Mother Anne Gillespie of Otter Lake Station. Munition worker. Single. Signed at Toronto June 13, 1917 32 years 4 months. 5 ft 3 3/4 inches with dark complexion, brown eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian.  To #14 Railway Construction Force.

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John Allan Gillespie, ID 80269, Birth Nov 4, 1890 Darvel, Ayrshire, SCOTLAND.  Next of Kin Mrs M C Gillespie, 918 19th Avenue West, Calgary, Alberta. Married. Motor mechanic. Served with Cameron Highlanders. Enlisted at Calgary May 10, 1915 25 years 6 months, 5 ft 8 inches, blue eyes, light brown hair, Presbyterian. Notes: Nothing distinctive. Unit 31st Battalion on top of page.

John Allan Gillespie ID 89268, Private, died Monday, Feb 12, 1917, age 26. Buried Calgary Union Cemetery. Canadian Infantry.

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John Anderson Gillespie, ID 868311, birth Nov 28, 1894 born Cannington, Ontario. Present Address Cannington, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs Janet Gillespie, mother, Cannington, Ontario; bank clerk, not married. Served 1 year in 34th Ontario Regiment. Enlisted at Cannington June 12, 1916 age 21 years 7 months. blue eyes, dark hair, Presbyterian. Note: large mole inside left groin. 182nd Q S Bn CEF on top of page.

John Anderson Gillespie, ID 868311, born Nov 28, 1893 (?) Married Dorothy Ruddy, Cannington, Ontario. To 116th Battalion.  John died Aug 4, 1976. Canadian soldier World War I

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John Chalmers Gillespie, ID 2476479, birth March 19, 1890 Aberdeen, SCOTLAND. Present address 2309  15th Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Next of kin Alexander Gillespie, father, Buckerburn, Aberdeen, Scotland. Salesman, Not married. Served Field Military 1908 Aberdeen, Scotland. Enlisted at Winnipeg, Manitoba Aug 11, 1917 age 27 years. 5ft 8 inches tall, bluish grey eyes, brown hair, Presybterian. Notes: 20/20  20/20 normal; normal. 76th Depot, Battery, CFA, CEF on top of page. Stamped across page “Discharged under R O 1308 from Dec 17, 1918”

John Cowan Gillespie, Major, b Feb 26, 1863 Hamilton, Ontario. Current address Broadway Place, Winnipeg. Next of kin Mary Louise, wife, Broadway Place, Winnipeg, Manitoba. Occupation merchant, Presbyterian. Active militia 79th CH of C. Former 13th Royal Regiment, Hamilton; 43 OS Battalion C E F. Enlisted Feb 1, 1916 at Winnipeg, Manitoba.

John Duncan Gillespie, ID 690357, birth Nov 7, 1886 Sterling, SCOTLAND. Present address 147 Wentworth St West, Hamilton, Ontario. Next of kin Helen Gillespie, wife, 21 Keith St, Hamilton.. Married. Molder.Enlisted at Hamilton March 1, 1916, 29 years 4 months, 5 ft 4 inches, grey eyes, brown hair, Presbyterian. Notes; scar over left eye. Stain size of fist over right scapula. 3rd Battalion HIghlanders, CEF on top of page. 173 RD 3N stamped on page.

John Edward Gillespie, ID 2173422, birth May 25, 1885 Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Present address 2801 Pleasant Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Next of kin George Francis Gillespie, brother Ahoka, Minnesota. Not married. Electrician. Enlisted (?) at Winnipeg July 3, 1917, age 32. 5 ft 9 1/2 inches tall, grey eyes, dark hair. Methodist. Notes: 20/20  20/20 Normal, normal. CLASS B II stamped on page. 100 Winnipeg Grenadiers DRAFT.

John Franklin Gillespie, ID 3352476. Birth April 23, 1895 Abbylis, IRELAND. Present address Rutland P.O, Saskatchewan, Canada. Single, farmer. Next of kin Mrs Cosette Gillespie, mother, 36A Church Road (Hove P.O.) Sussex, England. Drafted at Saskatoon May 7, 1918, age 23 years, 2 months. 5 ft 11 inches, brown  eyes, dark brown hair. English Church religion. Notes: 12 M D, First Depot Battalion, Class One.

John Hebden Gillespie, ID Major. Birth Jan 28, 1879 Victoria, British Columbia. Present address Windylaugh, Fairfield Rd, Victoria, BC. Next of kin Mai Gillespie, wife, Windylaugh, Fairfield Rd, Victoria, BC. Occupation Financial Agent, Accountant. Church of England. Married. Active militia 50th Highlanders of Canada. Captain 1913,  50th Highlanders of Canada.  Enlisted Jan 26, 1916 Pettawawa Camp. Notes: 15th Battalion CFA, rank Captain Paymaster, DEAD 7-4-29 written on paper HQ 332-127-15.

John Herbert Gillespie, ID 3058332, birth March 5, 1896 Kingston, Ontario. Present address R R 1, Kingston, Ontario. Single. Church of England, farmer. Next of Kin John Gillespie Sr, father R R 1 Kingston, Ontario. Drafted at Kingston Oct 23, 1917, Category A 2, age 21 years. 5 ft 8 1/2 inches tall, blue eyes, fair hair,

John Jack Gillespie, ID 722043, birth March 30, 1892 Greenwood, Manitoba. Current address Gunton, Manitoba. Next of kin Mrs Maggie Gillespie, mother, Gunton, Manitoba. Carpenter, not married, Served, with Regina Guides 6 weeks . Enlisted at Winnipeg Feb 7, 1916 24 years, 5ft 8 inches tall, blue eyes, fair hair, Presbyterian.

John James Gillespie, ID 746475, birth March 29, 1883  Brechin, Ontario. Present address Brechin,  Ontario.Next of kin Gilbert Gillespie, father, Brechin, Ontario Canada. Not married. Saddler. Enlisted at Uxbridge May 4, 1916, age 33 years, 1 month. 5 ft 7 inches, grey eyes, dark brown turning grey hair, Methodist. Note: 118th Overseas Battalion on top of page

John Klausse Gillespie, ID Major, Birth April 7, 1891 Toronto, Ontario Canada. Present Address 43 Warren Rd, Toronto. Next of Kin Mrs Julie Gillespie, mother, 43 Warren Road, Toronto. Occupation Infg agency. Church of England. Active military C of T C. Enlisted May 17, 1916 at Toronto.

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John McLare ID 154218 Rank PNR. Birth Feb 2, 1884 Quarter Rd Hamilton, Lancashire, SCOTLAND. Next of kin John Gillespie, father, Methel, Fifeshire, Scotland. Miner. Not married. Active military 6th DCOR. Enlisted at Vancouver, British Columbia Sept 24, 1915 age 31 years 7 months, 5 ft 4 1/2 inches, hazel eyes, brown hair, Presbyterian.

J Mc L Gillespie, Private. ID 154218, died Saturday, Nov 17, 1917, age 33. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Canadian Infantry

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John Milton Gillespie, ID 3038806, birth Jan 1, 1897 Berekley, Ontario. Present Address Berekley, Ontario. Single, Church of England, Schoolteacher. Next of kin Mrs Elizabeth Gillespie, mother, Berkeley, Ontario. Drafted at Owen Sound Oct 20, 1917, age 21 years 4 months. 5ft  5 inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair, Notes: mole on back of neck. Captain District Record Officer for A A G, MD No 2, Class One.

John Wilfred Gillespie, ID LT Birth April 21, 1893 Canada. Present Address 431 Charles St, Winnipeg. Next of kin D R Gillespie, father, 431 Charles St, Winnipeg. Assist Chief Clerk. Presbyterian,  Active Militia 106 WSI. Enlisted March 2, 1916  at Portage La Prairie. 

John William Gillespie, ID 818225, rank GNR, birth June 10, 1886 Grangemouth, Stirlingshire, SCOTLAND. Present address 5424 Bryh-Hurst Avenue, Los Angeles, California, USA. Next of Kin Byce Gillespie, brother 5424 Bryh-Hurst Ave, Los  Angeles, CA. Stenographer, bookkeeper and bank clerk. No date and no location on form for his enlistment., age 31 years, 11 months. 5 ft 5 inches, grey eyes, light brown hair, Presbyterian. Notes: Vision RD 6/12; LD 6/60 hearing normal. A regular enlistment form was used, not the one for officers. 68th Depot Battery, CEF.

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Jonathan Gillespie, ID 153404, birth May 9, 1885 New Deer, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND. Next of kin George Gillespie, father, 6 High Street, Newdeer, Aberdeen, Scotland. Not married. Teamster, Active Militia 79th  C H of C. Enlisted at Winnipeg, Manitoba July 19, 1915 age 30 years 2 months. 5 ft  8 inches, grey  eyes, black hair, Presbyterian.

Jonathan Gillespie, Private, ID 143404, Canadian Infantry, 43rd Battalion. Died Thursday March 22, 1917. Holybrook Memorial, Southhampton, England.

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Joseph Gillespie, ID 89472 .Rank BSM, Birth Nov 3 1871 Newcastle, Northumberland, ENGLAND.  Current address 627 11th Street South, Lethbridge. Next of kin Alice Gillespie, wife, 627 11th St South, Lethbridge, Alberta Canada. Married. Customs officer. Has served 20 years R n w n l (?). Enlisted June 7, 1916 at Blairmore, age 44 years 7 months 5 ft 10 inches, blue eyes, grey/black hair, Church of England. Notes: 192nd O Battalion CEF stamped on bottom of page.

Joseph Gillespie, ID 800071, Birth May 25, 1873 Londonderry, IRELAND. Current address 162 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Next of kin Alice Gillespie, wife, 162 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto. Married. Moulder. Enlisted at Toronto Feb 9, 1916, age 42 years 8 months. 5 ft 8 inches tall. Brown eyes, brown hair, Church of England. Notes Scar on right knee. 134th Overseas Battalion CEF, 48th Highlanders.

Joseph Gillespie, ID 3080471, birth Nov 9, 1888 Durham, ENGLAND. Present address 465 Rosemount Avenue, Montreal, P.Q. Single, Church of England, Laborer, Next of kin Alexander Gillespie, father, 46 Shildon Street, No Road, Darlington, England. Drafted at Montreal Dec 11, 1917 age 29 years 1 month. 5 ft 5 1/2 inches tall, Gray eyes, light brown hair. Notes: Four MD, First Depot Battalion, First Quebec Regiment on top of page.

Joseph Gillespie, ID 3130217, birth May 5, 1892, Petrolia, Ontario. Present Address Petrolia, Ontario. Single, Church of England, Pipelineman, Next of kin,  Alexander Gillespie, father, Petrolia, Ontario. Drafted at Sarnia Jan 3, 1918. Medical Dec 8, 1917. Age 25  years, 8 months. 5 ft 3 1/2 inches tall, blue eyes, fair hair. Notes: History of (44)  in family. Scar 736 (?). Eyes right D 20/20 left 20/20. Hearing normal. 1 MD 1st Depot Battalion, W. O Regiment

Joseph Clark Gillespie,  rank LT, birth Nov 15, 1887 born Gananoque, Ontario. Present address 366 Frank Street, Ottawa, Ontario. Next of Kin Mrs Olive Gillespie, wife, 366 Frank St, Ottawa, Ontario. Insurance agent, Presbyterian, Active milita No 5 Company, C A S C. 5 months C A S C Valcartier. Notes: Taken on strength Ottawa May 1, 1917.RC and F Depot, rank Captain, Declared fit Rockcliff Camp.

Joseph W Gillespie, Rank SGT, ID 160520. Birth Dec 7, 1899 Macleod, Alberta. Next of Kin Joseph Gillespie, father, 627 11th St S, Lethbridge, Alberta. Not married. Student. Enlisted at Lethbridge, Sept 27, 1915 aged 18 years 10 months. 5 ft 7 1/2 inches, dark grey eyes, dark brown hair, Church of England. Notes: ‘Minor born Dec  7, 1899 actual age claimed 25. Birth certificate shows date of birth”  written on page.


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Kenneth Gordon Gillespie, ID 922362, birth Dec 20, 1888 Greenwood, Manitoba. Present address: Gunton, Manitoba. Next of kin Mrs Christina Gillespie wife, Gunton, Manitoba. Married. Farmer, Enlisted at Winnipeg April 29, 1916 age 28 years, 5 ft 11 inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair, Presbyterian. 200th Battalion stamped on top of page.

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Major Gordon Gillespie, ID 192197, Birth March 23, 1886 Balmy Beach, Toronto, Ontario Canada. Next of kin Ella May Gillespie, 286 Silver Birth Avenue, Toronto. Married. Tailor. Enlisted at Toronto Aug 17, 1915 age 28 years, 4 months, 5 ft 9 1/2 inches, grey eyes, dark brown hair, Methodist. Notes: 92nd Battalion stamped on page.

M. G. Gillespie, Corporal, ID 192127 died Monday, Sept 2, 1918 . Buried Dominion Cemetery, Hendecourt-Les-Cagnicourt. Canadian Infantry.

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Malcolm Gillespie, ID 435278 birth March 14, 1881 Argyle, Ontario. Next of kin Annie Gillespie, mother, Argyle, Ontario. Engineer, Not married. Enlisted at Calgary June 7, 1915 age 34 years 3 months. 5 ft 8 inches, blue eyes, fair hair. Presbyterian.

Margaret Agnes Gillespie, rank NS, birth Feb 8, 1892 Morrisburg, Ontario. Present address 234 Mountain St, Next of Kin Sarah Gillespie, mother, Morrisburgh, Ontario.  Registered Nurse,  Presbyterian. Active militia @ A M C. Taken on strength at Montreal, May 31, 1918.

Martin J Gillespie, ID 3228255. Birth July 11, 1885 Meach Lake, Quebec. Present address Meach Lake, Quebec. Single, Roman Catholic, farmer. Next of kin Mr John Gillespie, father, Meach Lake, Quebec. Drafted at Ottawa August 22, 1918 age 33 years 1 month. 5 ft 8 3/4 inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair. Notes: scars left wrist, left leg, right knee,  back of neck. 2nd Depot Battalion, Eastern Ontario Regiment.

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Maurice Gillespie, ID 249282, birth Dec 29, 1887 Banbridge, IRELAND. Present address 25 McGill Street, Toronto. Next of kin Kathleen Gillespie, mother, 36 Garville ?, Dublin, Ireland. Single, teamster, Military service 2 years in 10th ? Crons. Enlisted at Toronto April 6, 1916, age 28. 5 ft 8 3/4 inches, blue eyes, brown hair, Presbyterian.

Maurice Gillespie, ID 249282 Private, died Sunday, Oct 3, 1918, age 29. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery. Canadian Infantry.

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Melville Andrew Gillespie, ID 3060586, birth June 2, 1886 Peterborough, Ontario . Present address Halls  Bridge, Ontario. Single, farmer, Presbyterian. Next of kin Joseph Gillespie, father, Halls Bridge, Ontario. Drafted at Peterborough Oct 9, 1917 age 31 years 5 months, 5 ft 9 3/4 inches. Hazel eyes, dark brown hair. Weight 130 pounds. 1st Depot Battalion, Approved at Barriefield.

Milo John Gillespie, rank SGT, ID 27841, birth Sept 2, 1894 Toronto, Ontario. Next of Kin Mrs John Gillespie, 69 Bartlett Street, Not married, salesman, Served 30 Wellington Rifles. Enlisted at Valcartier July 25, 1914  age 20 years 2 months. 6 ft 1/2 inches. brown eyes, dark hair, Presbyterian. Notes: Vacc mark  left thigh, (unable to read)….shoulder blade.

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Neil Calder Gillespie, ID 3352206, birth Oct 19, 1895 Sintalutta, Saskatchewan. Present address Sintaluta, Saskatchewan. Single, Presbyterian, farmer. Next of kin Donald Gillespie, father, Drawer, D, Sintaluta, Saskatchewan. Drafted Regina, Saskatchewan June 13, 1918 age 23, 5 ft 9 1/2 inches, blue eyes, fair hair, Notes: 12 MD 1st Depot Battalion, Saskatchewan Regiment.

Nellie May Gillespie, ID 6028-N-2 Imperial Gratuities, No other information provided.

Norman Gillespie, rank SS, ID 34423, birth Sept 22, 1894 Smfhaven, Kincardine, SCOTLAND. Clerk, not married. Next of kin James Gillespie, Kinttown, Stonehaven, Scotland. Active military C Comp 7 Gordon Highlanders. Enlisted at Quebec Sept 23, 1914. age 19 years 11 months. 5 ft 3 1/2 inches tall, dark eyes, dark brown hair. Presbyterian. Notes: Vaccination mark on left arm, transverse scar on chin.  No 1 General Hospital stamped across  form.

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Norman Alexander Gillespie, ID 27342 birth Jan 14, 1892 Rathfriland, Co Down, IRELAND. Next of kin Mrs L H Gillespie, East Horne Cottage, Whitehead, Co Antrim, Ireland. Not married. Bank clerk. Served 6 months (?) …Vol. Enlisted at Valcartier Sept 19, 1914 age 22 years 6 months. 6 ft 1 inch, blue eyes, fair hair. Did not list religion. Notes: mole right side of abdomin.

Norman Alexander Gillespie, Private, ID 27342. 15th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Died April 25, 1915. Buried Cement House Cemetery. Canadian Infantry.


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P. Gillespie ID 42310 Gunner 2nd Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, from 1917, Oct 10.

Patrick Gillespie, ID 2584, Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Forestry Corps. No other details provided.

Paul Alexander Gillespie, ID 487491 birth July 24, 1882 Dalbrattir, Kircudbright, SCOTLAND. Mrs Lillian Gillespie, wife, 10020 81st Avenue, Edmonton. Married. Printer. Enlisted at Edmonton Jan 17, 1916 age 34. 5 ft 7 inches tall, brown eyes, dark hair, Presbyterian.

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Paul Evan Gillespie, ID 529064, birth Jan 9, 1899 Wingham, Ontario. Present address Wingham, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs Margaret Gillespie, mother, Wingham, Ontario. A banker, not married. Served 3 weeks with 33rd Regiment. Enlisted at Guelph Feb 14, 1917 age 18 years 2 months.5 ft 8 3/4 inches tall, brown eyes, auburn hair. Presbyterian. Notes: Transverse scar 3 inches long middle of anterior aspect right thigh. Large mole 1 inch to right of middle line lumber spine.

Paul Evan Gillespie, Private, ID 529064  died Saturday, Sept 7, 1918, age 19. Faubourg D’ Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. Canadian Army Medical Corps. Paul stepped outside for a break, and a sniper shot him.

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Peter Gillespie, ID 41310 birth May 24, 1885 Lanarkshire, SCOTLAND. Next of kin John Gillespie, 23 Shield Muir St, Wishaw, Scotland. Sailer, Enlisted at Quebec Sept 30, 1914 age 24 years. 5 ft 6 inches. Grey eyes, light brown hair, Presbyterian. Notes: 2 vacc right arm; 1 scar left buttock; 1 scar right.  2nd Brig and Battery written on page.

Peter Gillespie ID 2317 birth Oct 1, 1884 birth Aberdeen, SCOTLAND. Next of kin Mrs A Gillespie, mother, 57 Huntley St, Aberdeen, Scotland. Widow. Wheelwright. Enlisted at Calgary, Alberta June 7, 1915 age 30 years 7 months. 5 ft 8 inches, blue eyes, fair hair. Presbyterian.

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Ray Eric Gillespie, ID 6928-R-21 Imperial Gratuities. No other information provided.

Raymond M Gillespie, Private, 71st Battallion/118th Battalion, from Kitchener, Waterloo County, Ontario

Raymond Mears Gillespie ID 126083. Birth Nov 8, 1890  Detroit, Michigan USA. Next of kin Mrs Grace Gillespie, wife, at 126 Chaun St (?), Berlin, Ontario. Occupation Shoe maker; Married; Belongs to active militia 108th Regiment.  Enlisted at Berlin Sept 1, 1816. age 24, 9 months. 5 ft 4 3/4 inches, blue eyes, dark hair. Church of England.

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Reuben George Gillespie, Private, ID 246190, died Tuesday, June 6, 1916, age 24. Ypes (Menin Gate) Memorial. Canadian Infantry.

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Richard William Page Gillespie, LCP, ID 505417, birth June 11, 1889 Walleal, Staffordshire ENGLAND. Address General Delivery, Calgary, Canada. Next of kin sister, Mrs Alfred Reynolds of Wayside, Cannock, Staffordshire, England. Occupation bookkeeper, cook, miner, Not married. Enlisted Dec 11, 1916 at Calgary, Alberta. age 44 years 2 months. 5 ft 6 1/21 inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair.

Robert Gillespie, ID 6928-R-22 Imperial Gratuities. No other details provided.

Robert Gillespie, ID 301419, birth March 13, 1879 Ballymena, IRELAND. Next of kin, mother, Mrs Eliza Ann Gillespie, Mill Street, Ballymena, Ireland. Occupation farmer, former clerk. Not married Enlisted August 24, 1915 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, age 36 yrs 5 months, 5 ft 5 1/2 inches, gray eyes, light hair. Note: Scar on right leg.

Robert Gillespie, ID 505417, birth June 1, 1889 Calgary, Canada. LCP. Present address 2513 16 A Street West, Calgary. Next of kin Ann Maria Gillespie, mother, of Priddis, Alberta. Not married. Served in military 15th LIghhorse. Engineer. Enlisted June 19, 1916 at Calgary age 26. 5 ft 9 inches tall. Blue eyes, light brown hair. Church of England.

Robert Gillespie, ID 3346539, birth Dec 9, 1894 Winnipeg, Manitoba, present address Richland P.O. Manitoba. Single, farmer Church of England. Next of kin mother Mrs Margaret Gillespie,
Richland, Manitoba. Enlisted Winnipeg May 21, 1919 age 23 years 4 months, 5 ft 4 inches, blue eyes, brown hair, Notes scar R abdomin, R knee; mole left thigh, Church of England. Note across enlistment page ‘Struck off Strength”.

Robert Alexander Gillespie, ID LCL. Birth Jan 24, 1881 Winnipeg, Manitoba. Current address 9 St John Avenue, Winnipeg. Next of kin Annie W Gillespie, wife of 9 St John Avenue, Winnipeg. Occupation druggist, Presbyterian. Active milita 106 Regiment. Enlisted Nov 15, 1915 at Winnipeg,  Enlisted officer Lieutenant Colonel

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Robert George Gillespie, ID 862061. Birth July 22, 1886, Shelbourne, Ontario. Present Address 181 George St, Toronto, Ontario. Next of Kin Robert Gillespie (Guardian) Ellen Vernier. 81 New Street, Mt Clemens, Michigan, USA. Relationship son. Occupation bar tender .Widower. Enlisted at Toronto Jan 28, 1916 age 29 years, 6 months. 5 ft 8 1/4 inches tall.Brown eyes, brown hair, Presbyterian.

R G Gillespie, Private, ID 862061 died Tuesday, Nov 6, 1917. Passchendale New British Cemetery. Canadian Infantry

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Robert George Gillespie, ID 1251349 SGT, birth Jan 29, 1895 Caverville, Ontario. Current address 521 14th Avenue, Calgary, Alberta. Next of kin father Hugh Wm Gillespie of 68 Bellwood Avenue Toronto, Ontario. Music salesman. Active militia 15th light horse. Enlisted at Calgary Nov 23, 1917 age 22 yrs 8 months. 6 ft 1 inch, brown eyes, brown  hair. Presbyterian.

Robert Gibson Gillespie, ID 2129853, birth June 2, 1896 Douglas, Manitoba. Present Address Box 19, Douglas, Manitoba. Next of kin Robert Gillespie, father, Box 19, Douglas, Manitoba. Farmer, Presbyterian, single, Enlisted Brandon, Manitoba May 3, 1918., age 21 years, 11 months. blue eyes, brown hair. Note: name also appears as Gibson Robert Gillespie.

Robert Holmes Gillespie, ID 781153. Birth Nov 2, 1886 Glasgow, SCOTLAND. Present Address 109 Bute Street, Vancouver, British Columbia. Next of Kin Margaret Gillespie of 109 Bute Street, Vancouver, BC wife. Occupation Printer. Married. Active in militia 104th, 5 years DCOR. Enlisted New Westminister June 9, 1916 age 30 years. 5 ft 7 1/4 inches tall. Grey eyes, Brown Hair. Presbyterian

Robert James Gillespie, ID 101726, birth Oct 5, 1882 (unable to read location) SCOTLAND. Current residence North Edmonton. Next of kin wife Mrs A Gillespie of North Edmonton.  Farmer, enlisted at Edmonton March 13, 1916, age 33, 6 ft 5 inches tall. Blue eyes, Dark Brown hair. Presbyterian.

Robert M Gillespie, ID 258253, Birth Jan 21, 1884 Wolsley, Saskatchewan. Next of kin John Gillespie, father of Kinderley, Saskatchewan. Occupation farmer. Enlisted at Regina, Saskatchewan on Dec 22, 1917, age 33 years, 11 months. 5 ft 3 1/4 inches tall, grey eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian.  Note: Drafted under Military Service Act, 1917.

Robert Morrison, ID 437489. Birth June 29, 1884 Dalbeattie, Kircudbright, SCOTLAND. Present address 1633 26th Ave. SW Calgary, Alberta. British subject. Married. Trade Grocery clerk. Presbyterian. Military service CEF 3 years 17 months. Enlisted at Calgary March 18, 1919 age 34 years 9 months, 5ft 8 1/2 inches, brown eyes, brown hair. 3 vaccination marks left arm.

Robert Murdock Gillespie, ID 28979 SGT, Birth June 19, 1884 Girvass (?) Ayrshire, SCOTLAND. Next of kin Mrs James Gillespie of Macron, Cumberland Co, Nova Scotia. Occupation gardener. Enlisted at Valcartier Sept 23, 1914, age 31 years 3 months. 5 ft 4 1/2 inches tall, Grey blue eyes, Light brown hair, Presbyterian. Tattoo clasped hands and true love forever with flowers left forearm.

Robert Murray Gillespie, ID 6214. Birth June 20, 1870 Islay, Argyleshire, SCOTLAND. Next of kin Elizabeth Gillespie Handyside, sister of 20 North Park St, Queens Cross, New  City of Glasgow, Scotland. Occupation butcher. Single, Enlisted at Valcartier Sept 22, 1914, age 43 years 8 months. 5 ft 7 1/2 inches tall, blue eyes, black hair, Note neck and forearm heavily freckled. Presbyterian.

Robert Ross Roy Gillespie, ID 91636, Birth Aug 8, 1896 Toronto, Ontario. Next of Kin John Gillespie, father, 69 Barlette Ave, Toronto, Ontario. Occupation clerk. Not married. Enlisted at Toronto Aug 26, 1915 age 19 years. 5 ft 6 1/3 inches tall, blue eyes, light brown hair, Presbyterian. Scar from operation for varicocele, above left groin. 1 1/2 inch scar on outside right knee.

Lieutenant R S Gillespie. Unit: Reserve Artillery, Canadian Field Artillery. Death: Not known   PHOTO

Robert Stanley Gillespie, ID 340274 GNR rank, birth Feb 21, 1896 Toronto, Ontario. Residence 34 Belmont Street, Toronto, Ontario. Next of Kin Sarah Gillespie, mother, 34 Belmont St, Toronto. Occupation clerk, single, Enlisted at Toronto May 21, 1917, age 21 years 3 months, 5 ft 8 3/4 inches, blue eyes, brown hair. Scar centre of shoulders. Methodist. See also George Gillespie

Robert Steele Gillespie, LT rank. birth Aug 28, 1893 Galt, Ontario. Next of kin John Gillespie RMR #8 Galt. Occupation student. Not married. Active militia O T C 4 months. Enlisted at Toronto Feb 25, 1915, age 27. 5 ft 9 1/2 inches tall, brown eyes, dark brown hair, Presbyterian. Small scar lower lip; 3 moles left side neck; 3 moles left side face. 4 moles right side face.

Roy Carmen Gillespie, ID LT, Birth March 24, 1890 Marvesville,
Canada. Present address 2221 Stephens Street. Next of Kin Mother Mrs J J Gillespie of 2221 Stephens Street. Profession burger (wholesale grocery). Active militia 6th Regiment DCON. Enlisted March 2, 1916 at Vancouver. On  Officer Declaration Paper, Assigned to The Duke of Connaughts 158th Overseas Battalion.

Roy Caimen Gillespie, Lieutenant, died Wednesday Oct 31, 1917, aged 27. Passchendaele New British Cemetery, Canadian Infantry.

Roy Meredith Gillespie, ID 1039676 CPL rank, birth May 30, 1889 Rurks Falls, Parry Sound District, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs Eva Marion Clark, Mother of Patricia, British Columbia. Trade Office Man. Not married. Enlisted at Vancouver Sept 16, 1916, age 27, 5ft 6 1/2 inches, blue eyes, brown hair, Notes 2 vaccinations. Scar forefinger right hand. deformed 2nd finger right hand. Methodist.

Ruben George Gillespie, ID 426190, Birth Sept 11, 1892 Garafrax, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs Eva Gillespie, 202 Cariboo, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Occupation Carpenter. Not married. Served in military 1 year A.M. Enlisted Dec 29, 1914 at Moose Jaw, 22 years age 3 months. 5 ft 6 inches. blue eyes, brown hair. Methodist

Russell Thompson Gillespie, ID 1000992, birth March 28, 1898 Mayfield, Manitoba. Next of kin George Gillespie, father, Mayfield. Farmer. Not married. Enlisted at Gladstone March 16, 1916 age 17, 11 months, 5 ft 6 1/2 inches tall, grey eyes,  Presbyterian. Notes: broad scar below the unner malleous of left foot.


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Samuel Gillespie, ID 438224, Birth March 28, 1890 Paisley, SCOTLAND. Next of kin Robert Gillespie, father 40 Edmond St, Glasgow. Labourer, Not married. Enlisted at Edmonton Jan 5, 1915, age 24 years. 6 ft 1 inch tall, grey eyes, brown hair, Christadelphian.

Samuel Gillespie, ID 2246240, SPR rank, birth Jan 17, 1893 Armagh, IRELAND. Present address #2 Bartlet Ste, Sace, ME, USA. Next of kin Thomas Gillespie, father, 83 Callan St, Armagh, Ireland. Occupation machinist, single, enlisted at Quebec, PQ March 14, 1918. age 24. 5ft 5 1/2 inches tall, grey eyes, blond hair, Baptist.

Samuel C Gillespie, ID 36099, SGT rank, birth Jan 9, 1889, Shewsbury, ENGLAND. Next of kin W C Gillespie Old Kilpatrick, Glasgow, Occupation Marine Engineer. Not married. Enlisted at Valcartier, PQ Sept 28, 191425 years 3 months, 5 ft 9 1/2 inches tall, brown eyes, black hair, Presbyterian. Notes 5 vaccinations; scar right cheek, mole back neck.

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Samuel Joseph Gillespie, ID  3195 Royal Newfoundland Regiment and Forestry Corps. No other details provided.

Samuel Joseph Gillespie, Private, ID 3195. Died Saturday, April 13, 1918 age 22. Beaumont-Hamel (Newfoundland Memorial).  Royal Newfoundland Regiment

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Sholto Monteith Gillespie, ID 548, birth Sept 12, 1890 Victoria, BC. Next of kin George Gillespie, 1021 Moss St, Victoria, BC. Occupation Surveyor. Active militia 50th (?)  Highlanders. Enlisted at Victoria, BC Nov 9, 1914, age not given. 6 ft 1 1/2 inches tall, blue grey eyes, light brown hair, Notes: 3 moles on neck.


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T. F Gillespie, Private, ID 2498621, Canadian Forestry  from 1918, May 26.

Thomas Gillespie, ID 2007126, birth April 20, 1878, Fifeshire, SCOTLAND. Present address Castle Hotel, Vancouver, BC. Next of kin Margaret M Gillespie, mother, Bagery Creek, New South Wales, Australia. Occupation cook and driver. Enlisted at North Vancouver on Nov 5, 1917 age 39. 5 ft 9 /4 inches tall, brown eyes, brown hair, Presbyterian. Notes: 1 vacc left. scar right side of scotum from operation for hydrocele Sept 1917; 2 moles r cheek; 1 mole left cheek.

Thomas Gillespie, ID 1723, Birth March 3, 1880 Belfast, IRELAND. Next of kin Mrs E Wright sister, 148 Ravenhill Rd, Belfast, motor man. Served military 5th Irish Lancers 12 years. Enlisted at Ottawa August 25, 1914. age 32 yrs 6 months. 5 ft 9 1/2 inches tall, brown eyes, brown hair, Church of England. Notes: both forearms (?)

Thomas Gillespie, ID 153408, rank SGT, birth April 10, 1885  Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire, SCOTLAND. Next of kin wife, Mrs. Annie R Gillespie 2158 Atkinson St, Regina, Saskatchewan. Carpenter, Married, Active militia 79th C H of C. Enlisted at Winnipeg, July 17, 1915, age 39 yrs, 3 months. 5 ft 7 inches. Blue eyes, black hair, Presbyterian.

Thomas Gillespie, ID 4090182, birth Feb 2, 1892 Lochmaleen, SCOTLAND. Present Address Davidson, Saskatchewan. Next of kin Mrs Margaret Gillespie, mother, Parkfoot, Lochmaleen, Scotland. Single, Presbyterian, farmer. Enlisted at Regina, SK Oct 23, 1917 age 25 years, 8  months, 5 ft 7 1/2 inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair, Note: Drafted under Military Act 1917.

Thomas Gillespie, ID 472335, Birth April 4, 1895 Locherbriggs, Dumfries, SCOTLAND. next of kin Mary Gillespie, mother, 29 St Michael Street, Dumfries, Scotland. Farm laborer, not married, Enlisted at Saskatoon, SK on Aug 20, 1915, 20 years 8 months, 5 ft 9 inches, blue eyes, fair hair, Presbyterian.

Thomas Gillespie, ID 228034, rank GNR, birth Feb 19, 1899 Glasgow, SCOTLAND. Next of kin Elizabeth Gillespie, mother, at 133 Arlington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. Occupation student.Enlisted at Toronto Feb 17, 1916 age 16.  5 ft 7 1/4 inches. Blue eyes, fair hair, Presbyterian

Thomas Drysdale Gillespie, ID 2499021, birth August 19, 1890 Glasgow, SCOTLAND. Present address 104 Armstrong Ave, Toronto, Ontario. Next of kin Chritina McIntosh, mother, Burbank, Lancashire, Scotland crossed out and replaced with Leafield Rd, Hamilton W. Occupation cook. Single. Has served in navy 109th Militia 18 months. Enlisted at Toronto, Ontario on Oct 10, 1917, age 27 years 3 months. 5 ft 6 3/4 inches tall. Brown eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian. Notes: Scar under ?eye. hearing okay. nose and throat okay. R eye D 40 left eye 200. R eye D 30. left eye 200 with glasses. slight varicelle. low arches. Wax right ear.

Thomas Fraser Gillespie, ID 3056888 Birth Dec 1, 1896 Glasgow Station, Ontario. Single, Presbyterian, farmer. Next of kin Mrs Ellen Leach, mother, Renfrew, Ontario.  Attestation record at Renfrew November 9, 1917, age 20 years 11 months. 5 ft 10 inches tall.  Blue eyes, brown hair. Drafted under Military Service Act. Class 1, Physical at Kingston Feb 26, 1918.

Thomas Fred Gillespie, ID 2498621, birth Dec 28, 1884 Moncton, New Brunswick. Current address Ida, Lousiana, USA. Next of kin Jane Gillespie mother, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada. Occupation telegrapher. Single. Enlisted Toronto Sept 24, 1917 age 32 years 9 months. 5 ft 7 inches. Grey/blue eyes, brown hair. Roman Catholic. Notes: hearing okay, nose and throat okay. Each eye D20. Bad teeth. Note on entry paper Forestry Department.

Thomas Henry Gillespie, ID 4102 Non-Permanent Active Militia. No other information

Thomas Henry Gillespie, ID 5603  Non-Permanent Active Militia. No other information

Thomas Henry Gillespie, ID 2699264, rank BDN, birth March 18, 1879, BERMUDA. Current address 161 Chebuto Rd, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Next of kin Christine (?) Gillespie, wife, Occupation printing pressman. Former militia 63rd 1 C U. Enlisted at McHabs Island May 9, 1918, age 39,  5 ft 9 inches tall, grey eyes, brown hair. Church of England.

Thomas Leslie Gillespie, ID 2706225, Birth Oct 10, 1877 Dublin, IRELAND. Present address East Kelowna, British Columbia. Next of kin Thomas Montray (?) Gillespie, father, Stillangen, Co Dublin, Ireland. Occupation fruit farmer. Single. Militia 30th BC since Jan 1917. Enlisted at Vernon, BC Feb 15, 1919 age 42. 5 ft 8 1/2 inches tall, brown eyes, brown hair, Church of England.


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V. A. Gillespie, (Victor Allen Gillespie) Private, ID 487408  s/o late Joseph & Mary Gillespie of Ganey, Sligo, Ireland.  Birth August 3, 1890 Hillsborough, Co  Down, IRELAND. A bank clerk who had served in 35th Alberta Light Horse. He enlisted at Montreal, PQ on Dec 13, 1915 age 25, 5 months. 5 ft 7 1/2 inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair, Church of England.

V A Gillespie, Private, ID 487408 died Monday, Oct 1, 1917, age 27, Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension. Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment).


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Wallen A Gillespie, ID 3289123, Birth Jan 21, 1895 Parneuf Co, Parneuf, Quebec. Present address East Angus Co, Compton, PQ. Next of kin Bennallis Magard Gillespie, mother, East Angus, Compton, PQ. Single, Protestant (Church of England), farmer, Drafted at Drill Hall, Quebec August 18, 1916 age 23, 5 ft 8 inches tall, brown eyes, brown hair. Notes: ventral hernia following appendictex

Walter Gillespie, “rejected CEF volunteer

Wexford Gillespie, ID 147120 Birth May 8, 1872 Taulon, Manitoba.  Next of kin Mrs Alice Gillespie, wife, Teulon, Manitoba. Farmer. Married. Active militia 100 Winnipeg Grenadiers. Enlisted at Winnipeg July 1, 1915 age 43 years 2 months. 5 ft 8 inches. Blue eyes. Light hair. Presbyterian.

Wilbur Frederick Gillespie, ID 231767, rank SGT, Birth Feb 10, 1898 St Thomas, Ontario Canada. Present address 804, 3rd Avenue W, Calgary, Alberta. Next of kin F W Gillespie, father, 804 3rd Avenue West, Calgary, Alberta. Not married. School teacher. Enlisted at Sarcee Camp, August 29, 1916, age 18. 5ft 4 inches tall, brown eyes, brown hair. Methodist

Wilfrid Joseph Gillespie, ID 1015865, birth Sept 3, 1898 Uptergrove, Ontario. Present Address Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia. Next of kin F J Gillespie, father 1641 Burnaby S, Vancouver, BC. Bank clerk, Enlisted at Sidney, BC Oct 11, 1916 age 18. 5 ft 10 1/2 inches tall, Blue eyes, black hair. Roman Catholic.

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William Gillespie, ID 172465. Birth July 23, 1875 Toronto, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs Maggie Gillespie, wife, 420 Jones Avenue, Toronto. Painter, married, Former military 3 years RG, 3 years Q O 2nd Reg. R. Enlisted at Toronto March 20, 1916, age 40 years 8 months. 5 ft 6 3/4 inches tall, blue eyes, dark hair, Presbyterian, SEE NEXT ENTRY

William Francis Gillespie, ID 340297. Rank DVR, Birth June 30, 1898 Toronto, Ontario Canada. Next of kin Margaret Gillespie, mother, 420 James Street, Toronto. Machinist. Single.Has offered to serve in military but rejected ‘under height.’ Enlisted May 25, 1917 at Toronto, age 18 years 11 months. 5 ft 4 3/4 inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian. Notes Mole left forearm, scar left elbow, mole left eye. Hearing okay. RD 30 L D 80; Nose and throat okay. SEE PREVIOUS ENTRY.

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William Gillespie from Thurlow Twp, Hastings County – Belleville Military Cenataph. No information at this time.

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William Gillespie, ID 2137883, birth Feb 9, 1883 Amhurst, Nova Scotia. Current address 577 Bay St, Victoria, British Columbia. Single, able seaman, Presbyterian. Next of kin Mrs Elizabeth Gillespie, mother, 577 Bay St, Victoria, BC. Drafted under Military Act 1917. Approved Jan 13, 1918. Age 34 years 8 months. 5 ft 6 inches. grey eyes, brown hair.

William Gillespie, ID 3197256, birth Nov 19, 1883 Orillia, Ontario, Current address:  Allandale, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs James Hyke, mother, 76 Worsley Avenue, Toronto. Single, Methodist. Occupation oiler, marine engines. Medical exam at Port Arthur Oct 21, 1917 33 years 11 months, 5 ft 4 inches, blue grey eyes, brown hair. Drafted under Military Act 1917. Note: large stamp MSA on report. Approved Feb 16, 1918 at Hamilton. Medical Exam at Victoria Nov 1, 1917

William Gillespie, ID 214159, birth June 20, 1885 Liverpool, ENGLAND. Next of kin William Gillespie, uncle, 645 Chadwick St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. Motorman, not married. Served 3 years regular army 9th Daf. Enlisted at Windsor, Ontario March 21, 1916 age 30 yrs, 9 months. 5 ft 9 inches tall, brown eyes, dark hair. Church of England.

William Gillespie, ID 59367, birth May 24, 1887 Cornwall, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs Joe Roe, Cornwall. Engineer, Not married. Active militia 59th Regiment. Enlisted at Kingston Nov 4, 1914, 27 years 5 months. 5 ft 6 1/2 inches tall, Blue eyes, dark brown hair. Roman Catholic.

William Gillespie, ID 216796, birth Oct 27,1889 Minitenus, Manitoba. Next of kin Caroline Gillespie, wife, (2 addresses stroked off) c/o Mrs J Mark, Carberry, Manitoba. farmer, married. Active militia 100 Winnipeg Grenadiers. Enlisted at Winnipeg March 22, 1916 age 27, 5 months. 5 ft 5 inches. brown eyes, black hair. Baptist or Congregationalist. Notes 4 on left (14 years age).

William Gillespie, ID 30710 rank CPT, birth April 15, 1892, Paisley, SCOTLAND. Next of kin Annie Gillespie, sister, 75 Wilson St, Hamilton. Tinsmith, Not married. Active militia 4 years C A 8 Co. Enlisted at Valcartier, Quebec Sept 24, 1914, age 24 years. 5 ft 6 inches, blue eyes, light brown hair. Presbyterian

William Gillespie, ID 30710, Corporal, Canadian Army Service Corps, from Oct 15, 1917.

William Gillespie, ID 172465, birth May 19, 1892, Belfast, IRELAND. Next of Kin Js Gillespie, Belfast, Ireland. Not married. Farmer. Enlisted at Quebec Nov 12, 1914, age 22 years 6 months, 5 ft 4 inches. blue eyes, fair hair. Protestant. Note at top of paper: 7th Battalion.

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William Gillespie, ID 159083. Birth Jan 1, 1897 Belfast, IRELAND. Next of kin William Gillespie, father, 9 Howie St, Toronto, Ontario. Embroider, Not married. Enlisted at Toronto Sept 16, 1915, age 18 years 9 months. 5 ft 7 inches tall, blue eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian. See next entry:

William Gillespie, Private, ID 159083, Canadian Infantry, 81st Battalion. Died Wednesday,  March 1, 1916. Buried Toronto, St John’s Norway Cemetery.

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William Gillespie, ID 1266334, Birth Feb 22, 1900 Londonderry, IRELAND. Next of kin Mrs Sarah Gillespie, 458 Ontario St, Toronto, Ontario. Driver, Single. Enlisted at Toronto April 22, 1919 age 19. 5 ft 10 inches tall, Grey eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian. Notes: 2 inch scar left chest (?) Varicose v.

William C Gillespie, ID 42311 Birth Jan 1, 1886 Lochmafen (?) Dumfrieshire, SCOTLAND. Next of Kin Margaret Kin of Lochmafen, Dumfrieshire, Scotland. A clerk. In active militia Enlisted at Valcartier, Quebec Sept 25, 1914. 28 years. 5 ft 6 1/2 inches tall. blue eyes, brown hair. Presbyterian. Note: mole front of right axilla.

William Frederick Gillespie, ID 21. Birth Sept 29, 1900 Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Present address 66 Dundurn St, Hamilton, Ontario. Next of kin Mary Adeline Gillespie 66 Dundurn St, Hamilton, Ontario, mother. Occupation driver. Enlisted (?) at Hamilton May 18, 1917 age 16 years 8 months. 5 ft 4  inches. Blue eyes, light hair, Teeth good. Presbyterian. Notes: Vacc…nil. Never vaccinated. Several moles around neck. Visual acuity both eyes D (cannot read) hearing normal. (form doesn’t indicated drafted)

William George Gillespie, ID 445544, birth Oct 12, 1896 Dorchester, New Brunswick. Next of kin T F Gillespie (father) Dorchester, N B, West Co. No trade or calling. Single. Enlisted at Sussex, NB August 30, 1915, age 19 years 3 months. 5 ft 9 inches tall. Brown eyes, brown hair. Church of England.

William Graham Gillespie, ID 314189, Birth July 31, 1891 Charlottetown, Queen’s Co, Prince Edward Island.  Present address Charlottetown. Next of kin William George Gillespie, 202 Euston St, Charlottetown, father. Occupation clerk. Not married. Active militia Jas P E I CGA. Previous 5 years Regular Band; 4 yrs Regular Band 82nd Regular Band. 4 years 6 months Truro Battery, Halifax. Enlisted at Halifax Jan 11, 1916 age 24 yrs 6 months, 5 ft 5 inches. brown eyes, fair hair. Presbyterian. Notes: scar of wound of appendix operation.

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William Hannah Gillespie, ID 910955. Birth March 10, 1896 Pittsburgh, Penn, USA. Current address Tentallion,Saskatchewan. Next of kin A P Gillespie, father, Tentallion Sask. Farmer, Not married. Enlisted at Regina, Saskatchewan April 1, 1918, 20 years, 5 ft 6 inches. grey eyes, fair hair, Presbyterian. Notes: scar on right shoulder.

William H Gillespie, Private, ID 910955  died Tuesday, Sept 30, 1919 age 23. Buried Holar Municipal Cemetery. 1st Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion

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William Henry Gillespie, ID 4930. Birth July 12, 1885 Clones, IRELAND. Present address Richland, Manitoba. Next of kin Richard Gillespie, father, Richland, Manitoba. Teamster, Not married. Enlisted Camp Hughes, Manitoba June 10, 1916, age 30, 11 months. 5 ft 6 inches. blue eyes, light hair. Church of England.

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William James Gillespie, ID 426117. Birth June 2, 1888 East Garafraxa, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs Eva Gillespie, 202 Cariboo St, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Tinsmith, not married. 6 months AV? military service. Enlisted at Moose Jaw, Sask Dec 21, 1914 at 26 years 6 months. 5 ft 8 inches, blue eyes. light brown hair. Methodist. Notes: Scar on inner side left knee.

James William Gillespie, Private, ID 426117 died Tuesday, June 6, 1916 age 28. YPRES (Menin Gate) Memorial. Canadian Infantry

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William James Gillespie, ID 66278, birth June 11 1887 Marsdale, Ontario. Next of kin Ann Jane Gillespie, mother, Canona (?) Saskatchewan. Butcher. Not married. Enlisted at Lindsay March 22, 1915, 27 years 9 months. 5 ft 5 inches, brown eyes, dark brown hair, Methodist. Notes: left arm slightly crooked.

William James Gillespie, Private, ID 66278C, Canadian Infantry, Died Sunday, Sept 17, 1916. VIMY MEMORIAL, France.  From Saskatchewan. Son of John Gillespie of Sturgis, SK. William’s wife, Ann Jane Gillespie, of same address.

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William James Bruce Gillespie, ID 2245968. Rank SGT. Birth April 2, 1887 Ottawa, Ontario.  Current address 36 Rosemont Street, Ottawa. Next of kin Emmeline Gillespie, mother, 36 Rosemont Street, Ottawa. Clerk Not married. Enlisted at Ottawa Dec 1, 1917 age 30 years 6 months. 5 ft 6 inches tall. Blue eyes, dark brown hair. Presbyterian.  Notes: B (?) Scars left back and neck, both cheeks.  Mole 1 right hip.

William John Gillespie, ID 487452. Lieutenant. Birth March 20, 1897 Beaverton, Ontario. Present address Camrose, Alberta. Next of kin D C Gillespie, father, Daysland, Alberta. School teacher. Not married. Enlisted at Montreal Dec 27, 1915 age 18 years 10 months. 5 ft 7 inches. Blue eyes. Brown hair. Presbyterian.

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William John Gillespie, Private, ID 514916, Canadian Infantry. Died Tuesday, April 2, 1918. Son of John and Christine Gillespie. VIMY RIDGE MEMORIAL. France.

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William Leaman Gillespie, ID 466069.  Birth Sept 5, 1879 Thornbury, Ontario. Next of kin Maud Gillespie, wife, 11924 86th Street, Edmonton, Alberta. Occupation city traveller. Active militia 101 EF 2 months. Had served 2 years 31st Edmonton Regiment Greys. Enlisted at Edmonton June 30, 1915, aged 35 years 9 months. 5 ft 4 3/4  inches. Blue eyes, dark brown hair. Presbyterian. Note: There is a Memorial Plaque on Highway 26 in Thornbury, Ontario  in memory of William.

William Leaman Gillespie, ID 466069, Private, died Thursday, Sept 14, 1916, age 37, Contay British Cemetery, Contay. Canadian Infantry.

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William Robert Gillespie ID 3348537. Birth Nov 4, 1884 Dugald, Manitoba. Present Address Dugald, Manitoba. Next of kin Mrs Elizabeth Gillespie, Dugald, Manitoba, mother. Single, Presbyterian, Store-keeper. Drafted under Military Act at Winnipeg July 31, 1918 33 years 8 months. 5 ft 7 inches. Grey eyes, dark hair. Notes Scar above left eye. Per vision.

William Robert Beauchamp Gillespie, ID 16725. Birth April 6, 1875 Foscroch Co, Dublin, IRELAND. Next of kin Major General W J Gillespie, Loynston Lodge, St Margaret On T Heaven (?), S W England.  Occupation Stock Broker. Not married. Military service 11 years H A C C 9th (?) Lieutenant. Enlisted at Valcartier, Quebec Sept 23, 1914, 39 years 5 months. 5 ft 9 inches tall, bluish grey eyes, Gray hair, Church of England. Notes: 1 vacc left arm. Scar left forefinger.

William Stanley Gillespie, ID 1027369. Birth Oct 9, 1897 Haldimand Twp, Ontario. Current address Grafton, Ontario. Next of kin Mrs William Gillespie, mother, Grafton, Ontario. Farmer, Not married. Enlisted at Grafton Sept 19, 1916 age 19, 5 ft 9 inches tall, grey eyes, light brown hair. Presbyterian.

William Stanley Gillespie, ID 3058799. Birth Oct 9 1898 Grafton, Ontario. Current address Grafton, Ontario. Next of kin William Thomas Gillespie, mother (?), RR 1, Grafton, Ontario. Not married. Presbyterian. farmer. Former military 235 Battalion for six months. Drafted under Military Act 1917 Medical at Port Hope Oct 23, 1917 Category A 2, age 21 years. 5ft 8 inches tall; brown eyes, light hair, Approved Barriefield, Ontario May 9, 1918.

William Weslie Gillespie, ID 727727, Rank SPR. Birth  July 26, 1890. Mornington Town, Perth  Co, Ontario. Present address Millbank, Perth Co, Ontario. Next of Kin Edward Gillespie, father, Berlin, Ontario. Not married. Farmer. (note on record 41 Erb St, Waterloo). Enlisted at Milverton, Ontario March 27, 1916, age 25 years 5 months. 5 ft 2 1/2 inches. Light brown eyes; light brown hair. Methodist.

Additional Records

George Gillespie Creighton, Lieutenant, died Wednesday, July 18, 1917 age 22. St John Cemetery, Winnipeg. Canadian Infantry.

Frederick Gillespie Marshall, Gunner, ID 342808 died Tuesday, Feb 10, 1920. Toronto Mt Pleasant Cemetery,  Canadian Field Artillery.

Earl Gillespie Proudfoot, Private, ID 410956, died  Friday, April 27, 1917. Canadian Cemetery No 2, Neuville-St Vaast. Canadian Infantry.

Sheffield, James D. s/o Wm J. Sheffield & Eliza J. Gillespie, b 1896. Died Oct 26, 1917, age 22, killed at Passchendale. 14th Batallion. From Wingham, Huron Co, Ontario CANADA

Joseph Gillespie Stark, Private, ID A/34354. Canadian Infantry. Died Saturday April 28, 1917. VIMY RIDGE MEMORIAL, France.

Declared Fit: “He can see at the required distance with either eye; his heart and lungs are healthy; he has the free use of his joints and limbs, and he declares he is not subject to fits of any description.  (On copy of medical reports).

ENLISTMENT

I………name of recruit……..do solemnly declare that the answers made by me to the above questions are true, and that I am willing to fulfill the engagements by me now made, and I hereby engage and agree to serve in the Canadian Overseas Expedition Force and to be attached to any arm of the service therein, for the term of one year, or during the war now existing between Great Britain and Germany, should that war last longer than one year, and for six months after the termination of that war, provided His Majesty should so require my services, or until  legally discharged .”

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