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Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 4 months, 3 weeks ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Sergeant Norman Gillies of the Central Flying School, in CFS uniform.


Gillies N             Pte    3777    Norman                AFC    33    Motor mechanic    Married    Pres        

Address:    Kensington, Barnett St, 86    

Next of Kin:    Gillies, Gladys Florence Elsie, Mrs, wife, Campbell's Creek    

Enlisted:    2 Oct 1918        

Embarked:     A36 Boonah 22 Oct 1918 (Adelaide)  

Prior Service:  Central Flying School, 3½ years



Gillies attempted to enlist in March 1915, prior to the crisis at Gallipoli.  He spent three and a half years at the Central Flying School, Laverton before finally enlisting in the Australian Flying Corps in 1918.  He most likely had to get permission to enlist, probably having spent his time at Laverton training mechanics. 


Ultima and Chillingollah Star, 12 March 1915


See  Troopship-Boonah-and-the-1919-influenza-epidemic

Also HMT-Boonah-quarantined-at-Torrens-Island,-1919  Photos from Norman Gillies.


War Service Commemorated

Kensington Methodist Church



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