McLACHLAN, Angus Weller
(Service number 55606)

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Date 30 June 1886 Place of Birth NZ

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment 12 Edward Street, Timaru
Occupation Cook
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs A. W. McLACHLAN (wife), 12 Edward Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
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Military Service

Served with New Zealand Armed Forces (?) Served in
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations

Cook, billiard room proprietor


Date 8 February 1943 Age 50 years
Place of Death Timaru Hospital
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 32, Plot 85
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Angus McLachlan was the son of Archibald Lamont and Mary Elizabeth (née Boyles) McLachlan. He attended Timaru Main School. Angus married Agatha Mary McKinney on 9 March 1916 at Oamaru. A son, Bruce Patrick, was born on 15 December 1914 at Palmerston North. Angus was at first rejected for the military forces on account of stricture. He was drawn in the ballot. On 10 August 1917 at Trentham he was admitted to the Cottage Hospital. And on 28 September 1917 at Trentham Camp he was again admitted to hospital, suffering from dtspepsia and acute cystitis. At this time he was attached to the 34th Special company.


School admission register (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [03 December 2016]

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