Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (New Zealand Army)
Date Of Birth:
18/12/1918 (Died of Illness)
James Montgomery Gilmour was the son of Rev. George James and Agnes Gilmour. James Gilmour was born on 4th January 1881 in Boveedy, west of Kilrea in County Derry, Ireland. He was a New Zealand rugby league footballer for a time. He worked as a labourer before enlisting in Wellington. Private James Montgomery Gilmour was serving with the Wellington Regiment when he took ill in England. He was admitted to Tidworth Hospital on 15th December with a severe attack of influenza. Four days after admission he developed pneumonia. Private James Montgomery Gilmour died of pneumonia at Tidworth Hospital, Wiltshire, England on 18th December 1918.
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.