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E. T. Church - Photographer
55 Donegall Place, Belfast, Ireland
|Captain - 1st Battalion, the East Surrey Regiment (ex 31st Foot) - 25 October, 1884
Exchanges to 1st Battalion, the South Wales Borderers
29 January, 1887 Adjutant - 4th Vol. Battalion, the South Wales Borderers - 1 October, 1896
Major - 1st Battalion, the South Wales Borderers - 7 September, 1898
Retired Pay - 11 December, 1905
Reserve of Officers - 15 June, 1906
Brigade Major (Volunteers ) - 1st April, 1908
Vacated Brigade Major Appointment - 1st April 1910
Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel - 9th Battalion, the South Wales Borderers - 11 November, 1914
Transferred to command of the 57th Training Reserve Battalion - 1st September, 1916
Transferred to Battalion Command - 1st September, 1917
Vacated Battalion Command (Granted the rank of Hon. Lt.-Col.) - 20 November, 1917
|It would appear that Gillman saw no active service with either the 31st Foot/East Surrey Regiment or the South Wales Borderers
prior to World War One. According to his World War One Medal Index Card, Gillman served at a Lieutenant-Colonel with the 9th
Battalion, The South Wales Borderers and in command of the 57th Training Reserve Battalion during the war.
Edward Sylvester Gillman was married to Nora Frances Jameson in April, 1890.
An interesting side note can be found in the 13 October, 1896 issue of The London Gazette. On the same day that Gillman was
seconded for service as Adjutant to the 4th Battalion, of the South Wales Borderers, a young Cadet from the Royal Military
College was appointed Second Lieutenant in the 1st Battalion. His name was Teignmouth Philip Melvill - the son of Lieutenant
Teignmouth Melivill VC of the 1st Battalion, 24th Foot who was killed while attempting to save the Queen's Colours in the
aftermath of Isandlwana during the Anglo-Zulu War of 1879.