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John Vivian Fortescue GREGG-MacGREGOR

Regimental number611
Date of birth21 December 1875
Place of birthGloucester, England
ReligionChurch of England
Address110 Hereford Road, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Height5' 11"
Weight169 lbs
Next of kinMrs McGregor, 110 Hereford Road, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 months in the Royal Australian Artillery; resigned.
Enlistment date17 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Field Ambulance, Reinforcement 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 19 January 1916

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty on the 25th April, 1915, and subsequent days after the landing at Gaba Tepe (Dardanelles). In company with another man, Private Gregg-Macgregor showed the greatest bravery and resource in attending to the wounded. Totally regardless of danger, he was for three consecutive days under a continuous and heavy shell and rifle fire, dressing and collecting the wounded from the most exposed positions. He allowed no personal risk or fatigue to interfere with the performance of his duties, and his gallant conduct and devotion offered a splendid example to all ranks.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 8855
Date: 6 September 1915

Discharge date27 April 1916
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli

Proceeded to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Admitted to 3rd Field Ambulance, 23 May 1915 (lumbago); discharged to unit, 27 May 1915.

Awarded Special Mention in Divisional Orders for acts of gallantry or valuable service during the period April 25th to May 5th.

Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal.

Admitted to 1st Field Ambulance, Mudros, 16 August 1915 (diarrhoea); discharged from hospital, 16 August 1915.

Admitted to HS 'Georgian, and transferred to St Andrew's hospital, Malta, 27 August 1915 (debility and dysentery). Transferred to England, 2 September 1915, and admitted to Country of London War Hospital, Epsom, 10 September 1915.

Commenced return to Australia from Portland on board 'Star of Victoria' (on duty), 19 January 1916; discharged, Sydney, 27 April 1916.

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

See Chaplain John Vivian Fortescue GREGG-MacGREGOR for second period of service.
SourcesNAA: B2455, GREGG-MacGREGOR John Vivian Fortescue

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