Kenneth William Gilmour

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Kenneth William Gilmour
Personal Information
Date of Birth 23 Mar 1894
Place of Birth Mitcham, Victoria
Death 24 May 1979, aged 85
Place of Death Dalkeith, Western Australia
Age at Enlistment 46 years, 6 months
Description ; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; grey hair
Occupation clerk
Religion Baptist
Address Peet road, Roleystone, Western Australia
Next of Kin Wife , Mrs. Lilah Constance Gilmour
Military Information
Reg Number W31668
Date of Enlistment 26 Oct 1940
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 5th Australian Garrison Battalion
Post War Details
Fate Remained in Australia
Monument(s) Roleystone Roll of Honour
Medals 1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
War Medal 1939-45
Australian Service Medal 1939-45

Pre WW 2

During WW1 Ken had served in the 10th Light Horse Regiment and in the 3rd and 4th Machine Gun Squadrons in Gallipoli, Palestine, and Syria. During 1924 he had married Lilah Constance Allum in Perth.

Electoral Roll entries: 1925 at 27 Claremont avenue, Claremont, railway clerk; 1928 - 1943 at River road, Roleystone, accountant

War Service

On 26 Oct 1940 Ken enlisted in the part time 'Y' (Militia) Company of the 5th Australian Garrison Battalion. Ken was promoted Acting Sergeant with 'Y' Company on 24 Dec 1940 and had his rank confirmed on 27 Feb 1941, having completed a 14 day full time course of instruction during January. On 15 Dec 1941 he was called up for full time duty and taken on strength by the 5th Australian Garrison Battalion.

From 5 - 24 Jan 1942 Ken attended another training course, resulting in him being promoted to Acting Lieutenant on 6 Feb 1942 while waiting for gazettal of his elevation to Commissioned rank which occurred on 6 Feb 1942. He was sent to several courses, including one in Seymour Victoria over the next 15 months, before he ceased full time duty on 31 Jan 1944 and was placed on the Retired List.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1968 River road, Roleystone, clerk; 1977 at 63 Waratah avenue, Dalkeith, retired.

Lilah Constance died 3 Sep 1979 aged 87 in Dalkeith.


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