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John McGREGOR

Regimental number2010
Place of birthAlexandria Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGardener
Address115 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Next of kinG McGregor, 29 Bank Street, Alexandria, Dumbarton, Scotland
Enlistment date8 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Section A
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Ambulance
FateReturned to Australia 31 July 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'This N.C.O. who was in charge of five squads of stretcher bearers on 26th September, 1917, and 27th September, 1917, evacuating wounded from the R.A.P. to the north of POLYGON WOOD, showed great courage and determination throughout. The track along which the wounded were evacuated was constantly under heavy shell fire. When one of his bearers became a casualty he took the vacant place in the squad and then succeeded in keeping the lien of evacuation clear. His coolness and courage proved a great incentive to the bearers under his supervision, and aided very largely in the successful evacuation of the wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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