This is the story of Laurie Gillespie.
Long post-war service to the RSL is a prominent feature in the life and times of Laurie Gillespie. He was president of his suburban sub-branch was awarded life membership.
In the war itself, as Sgt Gillespie of the Australian Army Ordnance Corps – later, the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps – he saw overseas service and had some memorable experiences.
Keith’s story was collected as part of a oral history community project called World War II in Words where South Australian World War Two veterans shared their stories in their own words.