William Gilmour MC, Gordon Highlanders


A very common name in Scotland. Not found enough to get any further.

1895 Born from RIC Roll

1915 Mar 3. The undermentioned to be temporary Second Lieutenants. William Gilmour.

1917 Sep 25 MC Gazetted . Capt. William Gilmour, Gord. Highrs. Capt William Gilmour, Gord. Highrs. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading one of the front companies in an attack. It was largely due to his coolness and skilful leadership that the battalion kept its direction and formation, in spite of the darkness, thus enabling them to capture all their objectives up to time, and with comparatively slight loss.

1921 Feb 9. 7th Bat. Gordon Highlanders . The undermentioned officers resign their commns., and retain their rank : — Capt. W. Gilmour, M.C

1921 Feb 8. Joined ADRIC with service no 1653. Posted to C Coy

1921 Mar 31. Was on Sentry Duty at Portobello Barracks, and accidentally shot T/Cadet J L Griffiths. See Inquest on Griffiths. Absolved of any blame

1921 Sep 19 to 28 Sep In Stevens Hospital

1922 Jan 14 Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC