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Gillingham, Frederick, enlisted at Ottawa, Ontario, originally of Freshwater, Isle of Wight, England. Medals/Honours: Military Cross (MC), Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). Occupation: Butcher. Military Service: Private, Regimental Sergeant Major, Reg. No. 618, PPCLI, Co 2, 5 Platoon, Attestation Papers. Diary Reference: [D.E.M.] Donnelly is killed, F. Mabson, [F.] Gillingham wounded from our old platoon, 4:10 Apr ’17. According to Hodder-Williams, 185, Gillingham was wounded 16 March 1915, but he made no mention of his being wounded at Vimy Ridge in April 1916. In any case, Gillingham recovered, returned to the field, and was struck off strength at demobilisation on 20 March 1919.
Additional Biographical Information:
17-26 Dec 1918: No. 618 C.S.M (A/R.S.M.) Gillingham F. appointed Regimental Sergeant Major and promoted to Warrant Rank (Class 1). PPCLI War Diary, 17-26 Dec 1918.