Gillies, Hugh

Regimental Number: 442070
Rank: Private
Branch: 54th Battalion; 27th Battalion

Hugh was born in Aberfoyle, Perthshire, Scotland on July 8, 1890. He immigrated to Canada in 1909 and in the spring of 1915 he filed on a homestead at NE 25-73-5-W6. In September of 1916 at the Somme, Hugh received a gunshot wound to his left arm. According to a medical report dated March 1918, he was slightly nervous as well. Hugh married May Galbreath on December 11, 1918; the couple had met while Hugh was in hospital. May had also served in the war. The couple set sail for Canada in February 1919. Hugh and May had three children. May died of leukemia in April of 1923, just months after the birth of their third daughter. In 1941 Hugh married Kathleen Jantz; they had three children. He died on September 17, 1963 and was buried in the Emerson Trail Cemetery.

Sources: Wagon Trails Grown Over, p. 182, 1147