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82229   Private Thomas Gilmore
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 14/01/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Otago Regiment (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth: 25/03/1879
Died: 27/01/1919 (Died of Illness)
Thomas Gilmore was the youngest son of James and Ellen Gilmore. Thomas was born on 29th March 1879 in Bellaghy. Thomas and his father were farmers. About 1904, Thomas emigrated to New Zealand. Before enlisting, Thomas Gilmore worked as a station manager in Little River. Thomas enlisted with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (N.Z.E.F.) originally in Christchurch on 13th June 1917. Private Gilmore embarked with his unit from Wellington, New Zealand on 2nd October 1918, bound for London. The war ended while Private Gilmore was at sea. He was inoculated on 20th January 1919. He died of a combination of influenza and pneumonia.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery
  Tidworth, Wiltshire, 9
Grave Ref: Grave C-370
CWGC Casualty 405963
Tidworth Military Cemetery, which contains burials of both wars, was directly connected with training grounds on, or near, Salisbury Plain. During the First World War, the cemetery was used for burials from Tidworth and Fargo Military Hospitals and the 417 graves, many of them of Australian or New Zealand servicemen, are scattered throughout the cemetery. There are 106 Second World War graves in the cemetery, two substantial groups of which can be found in sections F and D. The rest are scattered.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Castledawson WW1 Memorial - Panel 3 Castledawson
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists Gilmore family 1901 census lists Thomas as age 21 living with the family at house 17 in Ballymacombs More, Bellaghy, Londonderry
2 Archives New Zealand Military documents of Private Thomas Gilmore
3 New Zealand Cenotaph Details of Private Thomas Gilmore including grave photo
4 NZ War Graves Project Details of Private Thomas Gilmore including grave photo
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023