Arthur GILL

Year of Birth:  1892

Place of Birth:  Cairns, Queensland

Date of Enlistment:  11 March 1916

Date and Place of Embarkation:  16 August 1916, Brisbane, Queensland

Ship:  HMAT Boorara A42

Rank:  Private

Unit(s):  47th Australian Infantry Battalion; 2-10 Reinforcements

Regimental Number:  2172

Died:  7 June 1917


Arthur Gill was born 4 May 1893 to William Henry Gill and Alice Morgan. He had one brother Edward born 1894 who served in the Australian Navy and Military Expedition Force and was part of the ‘Dirty 500”.

On his enlistment in Cairns, Arthur’s age was 23 years 9 months, occupation a labourer, next of kin his brother Edward Gill, Ayr Street, Townsville, changed to C/- Queensland Insurance Coy, William Street, Rockhampton, Queensland. His height was 5 feet 11 ½ inches, he weighed 157 pounds with fair complexion, grey eyes and fair hair. His religion was Church of England.

Arthur Gill was killed in action in Belgium on the 7 June 1917 and buried 750 yds East of Messines. He is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.


HMAT Boorara A42 – photo courtesy Australian War Memorial


NAA: B2455


Online Resources

Queensland Birth Death & Marriage Index

Photograph of the: HMAT Boorara A42, Australian War Memorial

NAA: B2455, Arthur Gill, National Archives of Australia

Australian War Memorial


Other Resources

The First Expeditionary Force: the Thursday Island Expedition: a collection of reference documents. Denis Bird, 2015 [CDFHS Library]


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