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Full Name: Frank Gillespie
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Frank
Surname: Gillespie
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 8/2339
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Next of Kin: G.F. Gillespie (father), Oturehua, Central Otago, New Zealand
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Cafe de Paris, Dannevirke, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation: 4th Reinforcements
Embarkation Unit: Otago Infantry Battalion
Embarkation Date: 17 April 1915
Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Vessel: Willochra or Knight Templar or Waitomo
Destination: Suez, Egypt
Page on Nominal Roll: 263
Last Unit Served: Otago Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Malta
Date of Death: 1 August 1915
Year of Death: 1915
Cause of Death: Died of disease
Cemetery Name: Addolorata Cemetery, Malta
Grave Reference: E. EA. A. 656.
Biographical Notes: Frank Gillespie was the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. F. Gillespie, of Green Island, Ohapu, Dunedin, New Zealand.
Archives NZ source: Military personnel file
Sources Used:
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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