CRERAR, Gavin Watson
(Service number 78554)
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|Date||13 January 1880||Place of Birth||Glasgow, Scotland|
|Address at Enlistment||42 College Road, Timaru|
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|Next of Kin||Mrs G. W. CRERAR (wife), 42 College Road, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||11 July 1932||Age||51 years|
|Place of Death||Timaru|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Timaru Cemetery|
|Memorial Reference||General Section, Row 48, Plot 215|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Gavin Watson Crerar wa sthe son of John and MarthaBaxter (née Watson) Crerar. In 1881 Gavin and his two older brothers were at home at Barony, Glasgow, Scotland, with their parents. Gavin wa seducated at Oamaru - at Oamaru South School and the Grammar School, transferring to Timaru Main School in 1889 and from there to Waimataitai School two years later. His father died in 1902 at Timaru. He married Edith Evelyn Leah on 31 August 1914 at Timaru. He died very suddenly, collapsing at the gate of his home in Chalmers Street, Timaru.
Timaru Cemetery records [21 September 2019]; School Admission records [21 September 2019]; Press, 12 july 1932 (Papers Past) [21 September 2019]
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