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Neil J. Gillespie

Private

39th Battalion

Medals Earned

  • British War Medal
  • Victory Medal

Tree Information

  • Species: Populus Canadensis
  • Planted By: E. Beckwith
  • Plaque: 2271

Additional Info

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Biography

Neil Joseph Gillespie was born in Terang and enlisted on 21st March 1916 from Tallangatta. He was 27 years old, single and a carpenter. He was posted to the 39th Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 1947. He was wounded in action near Passchendaele, evacuated to the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station where he died on 26th December 1916. He is buried in the Trois Arbres Cemetery at Steenwerck, France.
Tree No. 2271

Location in Ballarat Avenue of Honour