Charles Robertson Lumbsden Gillespie

ID# 3813, (16 May 1913 - 1998)

Charles Robertson Lumbsden Gillespie was born on 16 May 1913 at Overseas

Not on NZ birth indexes, 1912 - 1914.

Charles Robertson Lumbsden Gillespie married Ethel Frances Wallace Fox, daughter of Alfred Ernest Fox and Frances Cain, in 1938 at Buller, Westcoast, New Zealand .1

Charles began Military Service on 1 Jul 1940 NZEF WW11 Nominal Roll, New Zealand ,

GILLESPIE Charles Robertson Lumsdon
No 12671 Pte, 26 Canterbury, Married, Westport, Labourer, Address: 157 Deby St, Westport
NOK: Mrs Ethel Frances Wallace Gillespie, care of Te Aro Post-office, Ghuznee St, Wellington (Wife).2

Charles and Ethel were divorced in 1946 Buller, Westcoast, New Zealand ,

Westport Divorce File.3

Charles died in 1998 at Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand , at age 84 years

Most likely Christchurch as appears in 1981 Electoral Roll, at 33 Torlesse Street, Christchurch Central.4

Charles and Ethel had No known children.

Family: Charles Robertson Lumbsden Gillespie and Ethel Frances Wallace Fox


  1. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes, Held by Ailsa Corlett, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 1938 Folio No 14728. Hereinafter cited as NZ BDM Indexes.
  2. [S17] "NZEF Enlistment Records", War Enlistment Rolls; Held by Ailsa Corlett; Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, NZEF WW11 Nominal Roll, Roll3 - 1 July 1940 - 31 Mar 1941, pg 88. Hereinafter cited as "NZEF Enlistment Records."
  3. [S50] Records Housed at National Archives NZ, Archives, Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand Archway Record: Item ID: R20314663; Agency: CAIF; Series: 12260; Accession: CH826; Box: Box53; Record No: D123/1946.
    (Includes marriage certificate and photograph)
    Restricted access; Housed at National Archives New Zealand. Hereinafter cited as National Archives Records.
  4. [S2] NZRGO, Lower Hutt, New Zealand, NZ BDM Indexes: 1998 Online Database: 1998/20295 - DOB 16 May 1913.