John Alexander MCGREGOR

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MCGREGOR, John Alexander

Service Number: 2227
Enlisted: 5 May 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 43rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Melrose, South Australia, 16 September 1896
Home Town: Melrose, Mount Remarkable, South Australia
Schooling: Melrose Public School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Belgium, 4 October 1917, aged 21 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Melrose Memorial Institute Honour Roll, Melrose Roll of Honour, Melrose War Memorial, Menin Gate Memorial (Commonwealth Memorial to the Missing of the Ypres Salient)
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World War 1 Service

5 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2227, Adelaide, South Australia
12 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2227, 50th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
12 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2227, 50th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ballarat, Adelaide
4 Oct 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2227, 43rd Infantry Battalion, Broodseinde Ridge

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Biography

"LATE PTE. J. McGREGOR.

News was received at Melrose on Friday that Pte. John McGregor was killed in action in France. Pte. McGregor was the second son of Mr. J. McGregor, of Melrose. He enlisted earlylast year, and sailed for the front 18 months ago. Pte. McGregor was a splendid rifle shot, and in the A.I.F. he won a medal for shooting. He was 22 years of age." - from the Adelaide Observer 10 Nov 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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