McLACHLAN, George Herbert
(Service number 31026)

First Rank Private Last Rank Private


Date 30 December 1894 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Rolleston Station
Occupation Motor Mechanic 
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs E. McLACHLAN (mother), 12 Edward Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
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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 21st Reinforcements, Specialists Company, Machine-Gun Section
Date 21 January 1917
Transport Ulimaroa
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With New Zealand Machine Gun Corps

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Date 12 July 1922 Age 27 years
Place of Death Auckland
Cause Disease contracted on Active Service - TB ling
Memorial or Cemetery Waikumete Cemetery, Auckland
Memorial Reference Block B, Row 2
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George Herbert McLachlan was the son of Archibald Lamont and Mary Elizabeth (nve Boyles) McLachlan, and abrother of angus Weller, Henry Lamont and William Arthur. He married Amy Kathleen Dwan on 22 September 1917 at Christchurch. George death was due to the TB contracted on Active Service.He was survived by his wife, a son and a daughter.


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