David Rutherford Gilmour

Biography of David Rutherford Gilmour

David Rutherford Gilmour was born in Burnbank, Lanarkshire and attended Hamilton Academy. He then studied in the Arts faculty of the University of Glasgow from 1940 - 42. He joined the Royal Scots while still a university student.

He became a Captain in the Indian Army and was awarded the 1939-43 Star. He developed acute appendicitis and died in Ceylon on 17th September 1945.


David Rutherford Gilmour
Born 10 September 1922, Burnbank, Scotland.
Died 17 September 1945.
University Link: Student
GU Degree: Arts, 1940-42;
Father's Details: Robert Conn Gilmour; Manual instructor
War Service: Captain, Indian Army
Grave / Memorial: Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery, Sri Lanka
View Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
Record last updated: 15th Jan 2008

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