(Service number 47350)
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank|
|Date||19 May 1895||Place of Birth||Waimate|
|Date||2 February 1917||Age||21|
|Address at Enlistment||Waihaorunga|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Owen McKee (father) Waihaorunga|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||NZ Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||28th Reinforcements, Mounted Rifles|
|Date||7 June 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Service Medals||British War Medal, Victory Medal|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||19 June 1919||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
Suffered pneumonia, diarrhoea 1917-1918
|Date||12 April 1954||Age||59|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Ruru Lawn|
|Memorial Reference||Blk 8 plot 285|
|New Zealand Memorials||St Patrick's (Waimate) Memorial list (June 2015)|
One of nine children of Owen Francis and Margaret McKee, including brothers Joseph Francis, Cornelius Patrick, Bernard, and Owen James Francis McKee who were also called to serve.
After the war Gregory married Beatrice Ellen Howard in 1928. During World War Two he again enlisted and served in the Home Guard until diischarged on 1 January 1944.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph database (May 2015); Archives New Zealand; New Zealand BDM Historical Records online; Billion Graves at http://billiongraves.com/; Paperspast; ancestry.co.au
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Liz Shea, SC branch NZSG
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