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A plaque commemorates Reverend Andrew Gillison, a minister of the church from 1905 to 1909, who died of wounds at Gallipoli in World War One when serving as a chaplain.

In respect of the death through wounds received on the battlefield at Gallipoli, of the Rev. Andrew Gillison, M.A., chaplain major to the 14th Battalion of the Australian expeditionary forces, special memorial services were conducted in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Leichhardt street on Sunday evening last, at which charge the late minister was prior to his departure for the south, for many years the much loved pastor. The service was conducted by the  Rev. J. R. Stalley, of Sandringham, Melbourne, a very close friend of Mr. Gillison, and Rev. R. Moorhead Legate, minister of St. Pauls. The pulpit and railings were draped in mourning, and over the back wall of the pulpit was gracefully hung a large Union Jack, on which was placed a beautiful white wreath, indicating that the reverend gentleman had fallen whilst doing duty for his country. In the font and on the communion table were beautiful white wreaths. 
The Telegraph (Brisbane), 6 September 1915. 

His Excellency the Governor-General will unveil the church honour board tomorrow morning at the service in St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, Leichhardt street. There will also be unveiled, by relatives, brasses to the late Dr. McSwaine, Dr. Nisbet, Rev. A. Gillison, Lieutenant Colin Ross-Munro, Lieutenant Holmes Nisbet, and Private Thomas Windle. The Rev. Moorhead Legate will be the preacher at both services.
The Brisbane Courier (Qld), 12 August 1916. ​


Address:43 St. Paul`s Terrace, St. Paul`s Presbyterian Church, Spring Hill, 4000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -27.460498
Long: 153.027368
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 13th August, 1916
Front Inscription

         IN MEMORIAM
             The Rev.
Minister Of This Church
         1905 – 1909
And Who As Chaplain To The
Forces In The Great War, Died
Of Wounds Received
When Succouring His Comrades,

This Tablet Is Erected
  By The Congregation.

Greater love hath no man
than this. John XV 13.

Source: MA
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