Gunner Allan Douglas Gilmour, who was reported killed in action on October 24, was a native of Dunedin. He was a pupil the High Street School, and thereafter tended the Technical College. He entered business life with the firm of Butterworth Brothers. Like all his young friends, he heard the call of his country, and volunteered in 1916, when be had attained eligible age, leaving with the 22nd Reinforcements in June that year. After only a few days in England he went to the front, and about six most ago met with his first injury in the shape of a wound in the shoulder, which incapacitated him for about a month. An elder brother (Lance-corporal J. B. Gilmour) is with the Main Body, and sustained a severe arm wound at Gallipoli, and, having been included in the first batch who returned, still suffers the effects of the injury, though not incapacitated from clerical work. Gunner Gilmour was the youngest son of Mr W. Gilmour, of Gilmour Brothers, Carroll st. -Otago Daily Times, 12/12/1928.
|Southern Cemetery, Dunedin. Allan Steel photo.|