Hector Watson MUNRO


MUNRO, Hector Watson

Service Number: 2004
Enlisted: 14 January 1915, Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC)
Born: Golspie, Scotland, 1876
Home Town: Warwick, Southern Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Miner
Died: Died of Wounds , At sea on board HS Guildford Castle, Gallipoli, Dardanelles, Turkey, 18 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave-Buried at Sea. Panel 18, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing
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World War 1 Service

14 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2004, 2nd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), Enlisted at Liverpool, NSW
10 Apr 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2004, 2nd Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
10 Apr 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2004, 2nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Sydney
8 Aug 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2004, 2nd (SA) Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC), 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Fractured jaw due to a bullet wound

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of C Munro of Golspie, Sutherlandshire, Scotland

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

His brother also fell and is also commemorated on the Golspie War Memorial.. He was Rifleman Jack Munro, aged 20,[ Born Golspie, Sutherland.] Service Number 372052 of the 8th Bn. London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) who died 16/02/1917- LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY Grave XI. A. 28A.

They were sons of Dugald and Margaret Munro, of Dundee.

He is one of two Australian soldiers of the Great War to be honoured on the Golspie War Memorial, in the county of Sutherland, Scotland. The other is Private D. Sutherland. An Australian soldier of WWII is also honoured here-he is Private William MacKay, aged 35,Service Number WX7138, of the A.I.F. 2/4 M.G. Bn. Australian Infantry who died 23/09/1943.