McGREGOR, Andrew Ewan
(Service number 10/1587)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank||Lance Corporal|
|Date||Unknown||Place of Birth||Burke's Pass, Canterbury|
|Address at Enlistment||43 Church Street West, Palmerston North|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||J. McGREGOR (father), School Road, Fairlie, South Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||3rd Reinforcements|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Wellington Infantry Battalion|
|Date||14 February 1915|
|Transport||Maunganui or Tahiti or Aparima|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Wellington Infantry Regiment|
|Campaigns||Egypt; Western Front|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Wounded in the Dardanelles (gunshot wound below the knee) & caught enteric fever - sent to Manchester Hospital, England (five months in bed). Wounded (4 pieces of shrapnell penetrated his body; 3 hours before being assisted) at the battle of Messines in France on 11 June 1917 & in Walton-on-Thames Hospital.
|Date||16 August 1920||Age||28 yrs|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Cause||Died of wounds, pneumonia, after discharge from NZEF.|
|Notices||Timaru Herald, 20 August 1920|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Bromley Cemetery, Chrsitchurch|
|Memorial Reference||Block 26, Plot 25|
|New Zealand Memorials||Mackenzie War Memorial, Fairlie, 2016 additions|
Son of John & Sarah Josephine (nee STENT) McGREGOR. Died after discharge from NZEF from wounds inflicted while on active service. Brother of Philip Donald McGREGOR who died of wounds in 1915. Brothers Alexander Joseph McGREGOR & James Allan McGREGOR also served in WWI.
Cenotaph Database [22 November 2013]; CWGC [22 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 06 December 1915, 21 June 1917, 29 August 1917, 20 August 1920 (Papers Past) [22 November 2013, 26 November 2013]; Find a Grave - Brommley Cemetery [22 November 2013]
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