GILLIES, Arthur - 4641

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Original items held by the Army Museum of Western Australia

Pte Arthur Gillies
Conflict World War 1
Service Arm Australian Imperial Force
Unit 11th Infantry Battalion, 14th reinforcements
Service No. 4641
Service Arm Army
Date of Birth 1875
Date of Death 16 Feb 1916

Arthur is one of the invisible men of World War 1. He had no known family and gave a friend as next of kin on his enlistment papers. He was a 41 year old miner, working in Boulder, Western Australia. He left Fremantle on the HMAT Miltiades on the 12th February 1916 as part of the 14th reinforcements for the 11th Battalion and died of injuries four days later on the 16th February.
The diary of DAVIDSON, George Leslie - 8811 is the only place where we can read of the accident that caused his death and the ceremony that was held as his body was committed to the ocean.