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Regimental number2081
Place of birthGlasgow, Scotland
SchoolPublic School, Glasgow, Scotland
Age on arrival in Australia23
OccupationPhysical culture instructor
AddressNorth Adelaide, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation33
Next of kinWife, Mrs Winifred McGregor, 30 Eden Street, North Adelaide, South Australia
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in the Royal Navy in Scotland; 5 years in a military band.
Enlistment date12 October 1915
Place of enlistmentAdelaide, South Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name32nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/49/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 7 February 1916
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Place of death or woundingFleurbaix, France (Battle of Fromelles)
Age at death33
Age at death from cemetery records33
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 4), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Peter and Helen MCGREGOR; husband of Winifred BRETON (formerly MCGREGOR), 26A Myers Street, Sturt Street, Adelaide, South Australia. Native of Glasgow, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide, 7 February 1916; disembarked Suez, 11 March 1916.

Proceeded to 32nd Bn from 8th Training Bn, Zeitoun, 1 April 1916; taken on strength of 32nd Bn and reverts to Private, Duntroon Plateau, 1 April 1916.

Promoted Lance Corporal, Ferry Post, 26 May 1916.

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

Posted missing, 20 July 1916.

Statement by Private D.L. Finey, 2028, on 10 June 1917, stated that saw Lance Corporal McGregor killed on 19 July 1916. Private McGregor now, 6 July 1917, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Note, Red Cross File No 1910202, 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'

Statement, 2028 Pte D.W. FINEY, A Company, 32nd Bn, 28 December 1916: 'He says he saw the soldier killed at Fleurbaix on No Man's Land, was close beside him when he fell and could see he was dead.'

Second statement, 2077 Pte L. MURCOTT, 32nd Bn, 3 May 1917: 'He was shot though the head just as he went over the top on July 19th against Fleurbaix. I did not seehim myself but I distinctly remember one of my mates telling me about him. It was not on the 20th as you say.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McGREGOR Peter
Red Cross file 1910202

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