CRERAR, Gavin Watson
(Service number 78554)

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Date 13 January 1880 Place of Birth Glasgow, Scotland

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment 42 College Road, Timaru
Occupation Tailor
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Married
Next of Kin Mrs G. W. CRERAR (wife), 42 College Road, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
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Date 11 July 1932 Age 51 years
Place of Death Timaru
Cause Collapsed
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section, Row 48, Plot 215
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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