Gilly is the daughter of Brigadier Lionel Johnson Wood, C.B.E. Her involvement in Genealogical Research began with encouragement and assistance from her older brother, a Professional Genealogist in London.
She was born in 1947 in Sussex, England. The family moved to Austria in 1950 to join her father who was there commanding troops. The family lived first in Millstatt,
|Our First Residence in Austria which was on the edge of the lake in Spittal.|
The family next moved to Vienna,
|Our Resisence in Vienna|
Both the above Residences were later converted to Hotels. The family returned to England and settled in Claygate, Surrey.
After the home in Surrey was sold the family said their goodbyes and from Southampton embarked on the RMS Rangitoto bound for New Zealand via the Panama Canal visiting Curacao and Pitcairn Island on route. (The original intended route via the Suez had to be abandoned in view of the unrest in that region at the time).
By the time she had reached her teens Gilly had attended a total of nine different schools!
She was married to Gordon Noel Elliston as his 2nd wife.
|Wedding: Gordon & Gilly (2nd Wife)|
They were married at the Glenfield Salvation Army Citadel in Auckland, New Zealand. Their daughter and three grandchildren were born in New Zealand.
Gordon's Profile is here 
In 1992, when Hong Kong was leased to Britain, Gilly and her daughter travelled there to stay with Gilly's brother Dick and his wife who lived at that time on the Island in Stanley Bay.
They joined Gilly and her daughter as they travelled from Hong Kong to Thailand, [although on separate planes], first to Pattaya, then to Bangkok after which Gilly and her daughter journeyed on to England.
In 2004 Gilly bought a house in Lancashire. In 2009 she bought a Static Caravan at Riverside Caravan Centre in Bognor Regis, Sussex and she travelled back and forth between England and New Zealand.
19th January 2018
In the event of my untimely demise I want to be sure that none of my hard work on WikiTree ends up having to be deleted.
I place the profiles I manage into the caring hands of the Wikitree Admin. If any member(s) of my family have the desire to continue the work I have started, I ask that they be allowed to manage those profiles and have the guidance to continue in the proper manner. Any locked profiles that I manage I believe to contain only information that can be found on the internet, so they may be dealt with as privacy would allow.
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