John Archibald MCGREGOR


MCGREGOR, John Archibald

Service Number: NX41005
Enlisted: 30 September 1939, Warialda, NSW
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion
Born: Warialda, NSW, 12 January 1909
Home Town: Croppa Creek, Gwydir, New South Wales
Schooling: Newington College
Occupation: Business and Land interests
Died: Illness, Borneo, 3 May 1945, aged 36 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Labuan Memorial, Labuan Federal Territory, Malaysia, Warialda St Stephen's Presbyterian Church McGREGOR Memorial Tablet, Warialda and District WW2 Died on Service HR
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World War 2 Service

3 Sep 1939: Involvement Private, SN NX41005
30 Sep 1939: Enlisted Corporal, SN NX41005, 2nd/18th Infantry Battalion, Warialda, NSW

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Son of John Archibald Mc Gregor and Grace Amelia McGregor, of Warialda, New South Wales

Mr. Harvey McGregor received the sad hews that another of his nephews, Pte. John Archibald McGregor, of the 2/18 Bn., died of illness in Sandakan Camp, Borneo, whilst a  prisoner of war. Pte. McGregor was the second son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McGregor, of Warialda, and had business and land interests at Croppa Creek when he enlisted. As a boy Pte. McGregor represented Newington College in football and rowing. This is the fifth nephew Mr. Harvey McGregor has lost in war.