MILITARY: World War II Australia





A. B. Gillespie, Lieutenant Colonel, ID QX6408, Commanding Officer 2/24th Infantry Battalion. Ravenslve, Queensland,  July 3, 1944. Group photo of officers at Robruk, Libya 1941, Sept 11 with the 24th Infantry Brigade.

Adam Forsyth Gillespie, ID 402116. b June 21, 1917. Enlisted May 27, 1940 at Sydney. Flight Lieutenant of Leura, NSW, Australia. No 21 Squadron, RAAF. Photo of group beside their aircraft Northern Territory March 1945. Next of Kin David Gillespie. Posting at his discharge 7 Operational Training Unit. Not a prisoner of war.

Andrew Bannockburn Gillespie, Private, Service No.    VX12419. Australian Infantry, 2/8 Infantry Battalion. Died May 21, 1941. Buried Suda Bay Cemetery. Crete, GREECE. Grave ref. 1. A. 16. On Australia War Memorial.

Anthony Edward Gillespie, Australian. ID 439630, Flight Sergeant, Royal Australian Air Force, 163 Squadron RAF. Died March 8, 1945, age 19. s/o Thomas Joseph Gillespie & Florence Mary Margaret of Chatswood NSW. Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, GERMANY.  Grave Ref 1. H. 7. (Date corrected from 9th). On Australia War Memorial.

Barrie  (Barry) William Gillespie, Flying Officer, Service No 406842. Royal Australian Air Force, 31 Squadron. Died July, 1943, age 21. Remembered on Ambon Memorial, INDONESIA. On Australia War Memorial.


Francis Cyril Gillespie, Corporal, Service No NX6428. Australian Army Service Corps. Died Jan 20, 1945, age 43. Buried Rowodd Necropolis, Sydney,NSW, Australia. Grave R.C. Sec 2, Grave 557.On Australia War Memorial.

Frederick Gillespie, Private, ID VX10013. Australian HQ 9 DIV.  Died April 10, 1941, age 37. No known grave. Remembered Alamein Memorial, entrance to El Alamein War Cemetery, EGYPT. Column 90. On Australia War Memorial.

Frederick James Gillespie, Squadron Leader, Service ID 407576,Royal Australian Air Force. Photographic Reconnaissance. Died May 8,, 1945, age 31. Buried Adelaide River War Cemetery, Australia. Grave C B 4, On Australia War Memorial.


G. A. Gillespie of Australia. Commemorated on memorial at Ivanoe, New South Wales, Australia

Gerald Mahon Gillespie, ITAF, Service No 3596. Awarded. Mentioned in dispatches.

G. S. Gillespie, Australian, commemorated at Deniliquin, NSW, Australia

G. T. Gillespie, Private, Service No VX 12369. 2/6th Australia Infantry Battalion, from Wonderla, Queensland, died Oct  7, 1943.  On Australia War Memorial. PHOTO


HILL, Andrew Gillespie, ID 872. 21st Battalion. No details. On Australia War Memorial.


James Morgan Gillespie, Private, Service ID N102447. Australian Commonwealth Military Force, HQ 2nd Aust, Army.Died Nov 10, 1945, age 59. Sydney War Cemetery, NSW, Australia. Grave D. C. 9.  On Australia War Memorial.

James Sidney Gillespie, Private, Service No QX5877. Australian 2/15 Infantry Battalion. Died Sept 1, 1942. El Alamein Warn Cemetery, EGYPT. Grave A.I.G.21. On Australia War Memorial.

John Alexander Gillespie, Sergeant, ID 400705. Royal Australian Air Force, 27 Operational Training RAF, died Oct 18, 1941, age 25. Fradey (St Stephens) Churchyard, ENGLAND.  On Australia War Memorial.

John Harrison Gillespie, Flight Sergeant, ID 424900. Royal Australian Air Force, 459 Squadron. Died Oct 7, 1944, age 40. Buried Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, EGYPT. Grave 0/66. On Australia War Memorial.

J. R. Gillespie, Private, Service ID QX11579. 3 Reserve Motor Transport Co, An Australian in Java. Prisoner of War in Thailand.

James Sidney Gillespie, Private ID QX5877. Australian Infantry. Australian. Died Sept 1, 1942. Buried El Alamein War Cemetery, EGYPT.


K. J. Gillespie, Lieutenant 3rd Australia Corps, Aust Light Anti Aircraft Regiment Salute. PHOTO. Died Nov 24, 1942. PHOTO. On Australia War Memorial.


L. Gillespie, Lance Corporal, Service ID NX113541. Band member of 2/33rd Infantry Battalion. PHOTO of group at Strathpire, Queensland Aug 21sr, 1944.  On Australia War Memorial. See next entry.

L Gillespie, Sergeant of Karawag, New Guinea 1945, May 5, PHOTO. 2/1 Infantry Batallion in New Guinea (See previous entry)

Leo Bernard Gillespie, Australian, Private , Australia  A 1.F 2/25 Infantry Battalion. Service ID QX16476. Died April 21, 1944. s/o Robert Bernard & Mary Cecilia Gillespie of Millmerran, Australia. Buried Brisbane (Lutwychle) Cemetery, Queensland, Section 77. Grave 36. Australia  (note: See also George Sidney Gillespie). On Australia War Memorial.

LUKE, Robert Gillespie, ID 400720, 1 (C) Operational Training RAF, no details. On Australia War Memorial.


M Gillespie, Australian, Killed in Action. Remembered on memorial at Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

MOFFAT, James Gillespie, ID NX12328, G Hq. SWPA. Awarded Officer of the British Empire (?Australian)

Morgan Sanders Gillespie, Australian, Service ID NX59824. Signalman Aust Corps of Signals, 8th Div  Died Sept 12, 1944, age 24. s/o James Morgan Gillespie  & Agnes Sanders Gillespie of Kilamber, NSW. Remembered on Labuan Memorial, MALAYSIA. Morgan was a prisoner of war in Thailand, ‘missing, believed deceased” (Red Cross) No known grave. See his brother Thomas Morgan Sanders Gillespie. On Australia War Memorial.


N. B. Gillespie, Private, Machine Gun Platoon, Headquarters Co, 2/43 Battalion. Borneo. PHOTO, On Australia War Memorial.

N. F. Gillespie, Australian. Remembered on memorial at Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia.

Noel Charles Gillespie, Service ID VX43855. Gunner. Royal Australia Artillery, 4 Anti Tank Regiment RAA in Malaysia. Died June 29, 1943. s/o Samuel Alexander Gillespie & Grace Ellen Gillespie of South Caufield, Victoria. Buried Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, THAILAND.  On Australia War Memorial. Prisoner of war in Thailand cage.


OGILVIE, Gillespie Leonard,   HMAS Perth. No details. On Australia War Memorial.


P Gillespie, Private, Service ID DX120647, PHOTO of instruction at Ingevuru, NSW July 20, 1944. The Land Headquarters of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering School. On Australia War Memorial.

Patrick Edward Gillespie, RAAF, ID 423284. Mentioned in dispatches. Awards.

Peter Alexander Gillespie, Petty Officer. “He was 18 when he joined the Royal Australia Navy on June 15, 1943. He served as a radio mechanic until he was demobilized on Jan 31, 1947. A member of the Adelaide Rowing Club.” PHOTO. On Australia War Memorial.


R Gillespie, Private, ID V54407. Member of the Orderly Room Staff of Headquarters, 15th Australia Infantry Brigade. New Guinea Jan 15, 1944. On Australia War Memorial.

R. E. Gillespie, 2/14th Infantry Battalion. Died Sept 7, 1945 Balinkpapen, BORNEO. On Australia War Memorial. PHOTO.

R. H. Gillespie, Private, ID V121013. Member of a mortar detachment of B Company, 58/59th Infantry Battalion. Died Feb 16, 1944 Crater Hill, NEW GUINEA. PHOTO. On Australia War Memorial.

R L Gillespie, Australian, remembered on Burwood, NSW Memorial, Australia.

Robert W Gillespie, Australian, remembered on Moree, NSW Memorial, Australia

Robert William Gillespie, Australian, Private, ID Q105369 Australian Infantry A CM F 47th Battalion. Died Oct 15, 1943 age 32. s/o William & Betty Elizabeth Gillespie. Buried Port Moresby (Bomana) War Cemetery, PAPUA NEW GUINEA.  On Australia War Memorial.


Samuel Gillespie, ID VX19897, First Prov Corps, mentioned in despatches. Awards.

S. E. Gillespie, Australian. Remembered on memorial at Windsor, NSW Australia


T Gillespie, Australian, Killed in action. Remembered on memorial at Gosford, New South Wales, Australia.

Thomas Morgan Sanders Gillespie, Australian, Private, Aust Imperial Force, HQ 8 Division, ID NX50824. Theater of war Malaysia.  Died Sept 12, 1944, age 33. s/o James Morgan Gillespie & Agnes Sanders Gillespie of Kilamber, NSW, Australia. Remembered on Labaan Memorial, MALAYSIA, panel 6. See his brother, Morgan Sanders Gillespie and father James Morgan Gillespie. Thomas was a prisoner of war in Thailand Camp “missing believed deceased (Red Cross). On Australia War Memorial.


Walter M Gillespie, Gunner, Australian Army. Remembered on memorial Brushgrove, NSW, Australia.

W G Gillespie, Australian, DPOW. Remembered on memorial Maitland, NSW, Australia.

W. H.Gillespie, Australian, Intelligence Section. 19th Infantry Brigade, died Aug 29, 1945 Wewak Point, NEW GUINEA. PHOTO. On Australia War Memorial.

William George Gillespie, Australian, Private, Australia Infantry. A I F 2/18 Battalion. General Base Depot, Malaya. ID NX40763. Theater of Operations Malaysia. Died July 1, 1945, age 42. Remembered on Labuan Memorial, Panel 10, MALAYSIA. He was one of the Allied prisoners of war in a POW camp in North Borneo (Red Cross), having been transferred there from Singapore as a part of the British Forces. They had been transported from Shangai on July 18, 1942. Private Gillespie died as a prisoner of the Japanese.  On Australia War Memorial.

William Kevin Gillespie, ID QX4047, 49th Battalion Australia Army, Mentioned in dispatches. Awards.

William Robert Gillespie, ID VX52526 Australia Army, 2/12th Fd Battalion, mentioned in dispatches. Awards.

WILSON, Andrew Gillespie, Major, from Sydney, trained in India and at Staff College in Quetta, Pakistan. Her served as a staff officer with the British Army from 1921 to 1940, when he served as the Australia Imperial Force (AIR). He was Deputy Assistand Adjutant General, Headquarters, 1 Aust Corps April to June 1940.  On Australia War Memorial. After WWII, he commanded the headquarters Base Sub Area, British Commonwealth Forces from Jan 1946.

W. R Gillespie, Australian, Remembered on memorial at Nyngars, NSW, Australia.  See next entry.

W. R. Gillespie, Australian, ID VX52426. Mentioned in dispatches. See previous entry.


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