(Service number 15944)

Aliases Gus
First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 5 May 1892 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date 21 March 1916 Age 24 years
Address at Enlistment Box 81, Fairlie
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs E. McKELLAR (mother), P.O. Box 81, Fairlie
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information Height 5 feet 6 inches. Weight 160 lbs. Chest measurement 35½ -38¾ inches. Complexion fresh. Eyes hazel. Hair black. Sight - both eyes 6/6. Hearing & colour vision both good. Limbs well formed. full & perfect movement of all jjoints. Chest well formed. Heart & lings normal. No illnesses. Free from hernia, varicocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No slight defects. No fits.

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 15th Reinforcements, J Company
Date 26 July 1916
Transport Waitemata or Ulimaroa
Embarked From Wellington Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

Campaigns Western European
Service Medals British War Medal; Victory Medal
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date 20 September 1918 Reason No longer physically fit for War Service on account of illness contracted on Active Service (Nephritis).

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 20 October 1936 Age 45 years
Place of Death 2 Gibson Street, Timaru (residence)
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section, Row104, Plot 5
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Angus McKellar, familiarly known as Gus, was the youngest son of Archibald and Emily (née Carter) McKellar.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [21 July 2016]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5544 0074364) [21 July 2016]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [21 July 2016]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image (Timaru District Council) [22 July 2016]; Timaru Herald, 22 October 1936 (Timaru District Library) [25 July 2016]

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