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Alexander McGREGOR

Regimental number2213
Place of birthKangaroo Flat, Bendigo, Victoria
Other NamesFrancis Alexander
SchoolKangaroo Flat State School, Victoria
Other trainingBendigo High School, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
Address75 Merton Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 8"
Weight149 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Gregor, High Street, Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Senior Cadets, 51st Infantry, Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date19 April 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentLance Corporal
Unit name6th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/23/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll58th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 21 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialBailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 25), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
166
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Mary MCGREGOR, Kangaroo Flat, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined 6th Bn and reverted to the rank of Private, Anzac, 6 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria, 7 January 1916.

Promoted Corporal, 15 January 1916.

Transferred to 58th Bn, 17 February 1916; taken on strength of 58th Bn, Serapeum, 17 February 1916.

Appointed Lance Sergeant, Tel el Kebir, 22 February 1916.

Promoted Sergeant, Moascar, 11 May 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 19 July 1916; admitted to No 14 Field Ambulance, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, leg); transferred to No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 20 July 1916 (gun shot wound, abdomen).

Died of wounds, No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 21 July 1916.

Buried at Bailleul Cemetery by Reverend A Cooper, 22 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGREGOR Alexander

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