MUNRO, George McKay McLeay
(Service number 47171)

First Rank Rifleman Last Rank


Date 5 October 1872 Place of Birth Moeraki (Hampden)

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Danebury, Mayfield
Occupation Farmhand
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs D. MUNRO (mother), Kingsdown, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 25th Reinforcements, G Company
Date 26 April 1917
Transport Turakina
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 4 August 1929 Age 56 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

George McKay McLeay Munro was the third son of Donald and Annie (née Ross) Munro. George started his education at St Andrews School, transferring to the new school at Kingsdown in 1882. Mr and Mrs Munro had settled at Kingsdown (Dalmore Farm) in 1878. George M. M. Munro embarked from Liverpool on 16 November 1917 by the “Ruahine” and arrived back in New Zealand on 6 January 1918.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [09 November 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [09 November 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [09 November 2019]; Timaru Cemetery headstone image & burial record (Timaru District Council) [09 November 2019]; Timaru Herald, 8 January 1918 (Papers Past) [22 November 2013]

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