- Dunedin, New Zealand
- Community worker
- Alternative Names
- McLay, Jeannie (maiden name)
Jeannie Gilruth, née McLay, married John Anderson Gilruth on 20 March 1899 at Dunedin, New Zealand and accompanied her husband to Australia when he took up the appointment as professor of veterinary pathology at the University of Melbourne in 1908. He later became the administrator of the Northern Territory in 1912. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1918 for her contribution to the Red Cross Society.
Sources used to compile this entry: Powell, Alan, 'Gilruth, John Anderson', in Australian Dictionary of Biography Online, Australian National University, 2006, http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A090017b.htm.