|Date of birth|
|Place of birth||Yunta, South Australia|
|School||St Peter's College, Adelaide, South Australia|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Goodwood Road, Clarence Park, South Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Mr A McGregor Dey, Goodwood Road, Clarence Park, South Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||10th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/27/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||10th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||25|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Commemorated in St George the Martyr's Anglican Church, Goodwood, Adelaide, South Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the Glory of God. In Honour of Our Lady, Blessed Michael the Archangel, Blessed George the Martyr & of all the Blessed Saints. To the dear Memory of all those who went forth from this Altar, where they offered the Holy Sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Christ, to give their lives in the Great War. This Screen is Blessed on Anzac Day 25 April 1922 being the Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist.' Parents: Alexander McGregor and Hannah Elizabeth DEY, High Street, Burnside, South Australia|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 20 May 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 May 1916.
Taken on strength, 10th Bn, in the field, 24 July 1916.
Reported wounded and missing, 23 August 1916.
Court of Enquiry, 19 June 1917, declared fate as 'Killed in action, 23 August 1916'.
Note on Red Cross File No 0920101D: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'
Statement, 771 Lance Corporal P. STRANEY, B Company, 10th Bn (patient, 1st Birmingham Hospital, England), 31 December 1916: 'Informant states that on 23rd August at Mouquet Farm, Lieut Dat [sic] was killed by a shell. His body was left on No Man's Land.'
Second statement, 3700 Pte R. BROWNETT, B Company, 10th Bn, 27 October 1916: 'He was wounded at Pozieres on August 21st. He was found in a wounded condition by Pte. G.W. Alcorn, S/B. B. Coy. and left for safety in a shell hole. Cpl. Tinderman, VI pl. B. Coy. stayed with him in the shell hole. The Germans started bombing the hole. Tinderman got out. The Germans threw several bombs in as he left. He believes Mr. Day [sic] was bombed and killed. He said Mr Day's wounds were so bad when he left, that he could not have lived.'
Third statement, 4587 Pte F. TESTER, 10th Bn (patient, 2nd London General Hospital, Chelsea, England), 26 December 1916: 'On the 19th Aug. in evening time we were badly shelled. we were hopping over to a partly dug new trench at a farm which sounded like Barrackas. Lieut. Day [sic] rose up out of the trench and said "Come on lads, I think we are right!" [W]ith that he fell killed instantly by a sniper. I myself saw him lying dead. He was a simply splendid lad, I'd go anywhere with him, all the boys just worshipped him.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, DEY George Roy McGregor
Red Cross File No 0920101D