Hugh Gilchrist


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Reference WMO/274437

Address:

Dalbeattie Cemetery

Albert Street

Dalbeattie

DG5 4JR

Scotland

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Addition to Gravestone
Materials:
  • Stone Sandstone
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: Addition to family gravestone. Hugh was a former pupil of Rhonehouse School and had served his apprenticeship as cabinetmaker in Castle Douglas before he emigrated to Canada. He was working as a carpenter when he enlisted at Whitby, Ontario in February 1916. He sailed from Halifax, Nova Scotia in May 1917 and was posted to the 116th Battalion in France in February 1918. He was wounded in August at Amiens and after treatment in hospital in Boulogne he was evacuated to hospital in Birmingham before being transferred to Canadian Hospitals in Buxton and then Liverpool in November 1918. From there he was invalided home to Central Military Convalescent Hospital in Toronto and discharged from army on 17 March 1919. Just over a year later he died in the Spadina Military Hospital in Toronto. Born 1890 at Balmaghie, Kirkcudbrightshire. Son of William and Sarah (McMorrin) Gilchrist of Netherhall, Bridge of Dee, Castle Douglas. Husband of Ellen (Gulliver) Gilchrist of Brock Avenue, Whitby, Ontario and of 701 George Street, Peterboro, Ontario who he married in September 1915 in Whitby. Died on 26 July 1920 and buried in Whitby (Groveside) Cemetery, Ontario, Canada. Hugh's name is not on any local memorial but he is named on the town of Whitby Cenotaph and on the Ontario County Memorial in Whitby.
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…../HUGH GILCHRIST, THEIR SON, DIED IN SPADINA MILITARY HOSPITAL/TORONTO, CANADA, 26TH JULY 1920/IN HIS 31ST YEAR/….

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