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Full Name: Walter Lewis MacLeod Gilmour
Rank Last Held: Captain
Forename(s): Walter Lewis MacLeod
Surname: Gilmour
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 31135
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment: Medical practitioner
Next of Kin: Dr W. Gilmour (father), 101 Mountain Road, Epsom, Auckland, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: 30 Park Road, Auckland, New Zealand
Military District: Auckland
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF), 2nd Echelon
Embarkation Unit: 1 General Hospital
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 2
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 70
Campaigns: Western Desert
Last Unit Served: New Zealand Medical Corps, Regimental Medical Officer 20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Western Desert
Date of Death: 30 November 1941
Age at Death: 26
Year of Death: 1941
Cause of Death: Killed in action
Cemetery Name: Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya
Grave Reference: 6. E. 9.
Biographical Notes: Walter Gilmour was the son of Walter Allison Gilmour and Margaret MacLeod Gilmour, of Auckland, New Zealand.
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 2 (Embarkations to 30th June, 1940)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
  • McKinney, J. (1952). Medical units of 2 NZEF in Middle East and Italy. Wellington, Dept. of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. Digital edition NZETC. URL:
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