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McRAE, Ernest Duncan
(Service number 9/327)

Aliases
First Rank Sergeant Last Rank

Birth

Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 207 Spey Street, Invercargill, New Zealand
Occupation
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin John W. McRae, Hokonui, Southland, New Zealand
Religion
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Otago Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Ruapehu or Hawkes Bay
Embarked From Port Chalmers, New Zealand Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
PoW Camps
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Liberation Date

Discharge

Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Death

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Place of Death
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Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

"My grandfather was E.D. McRae (Ernest Duncan). I will send you a little bit more of the details about his war history after I have been home.

He was born at Browns in Southland and raised in the Hokonui district (a McRae stronghold). When he returned from war he settled in Timaru and began a partnership with Mr England, and they had England McRaes hardware store in Stafford street (where Postie Plus is now).

When the Second World War was on, he was the leader, or one of the leaders of the Timaru Home Guard. One day I looked up your records at the museum and found quite a good piece about a rally for the Home Guard and the speech he gave." (Email from Rebecca O'Toole to Tony Rippin, 5 August 2014)

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