John Macgregor, 12A Tolsta Chaolais
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Private JOHN MACGREGOR
Last address in Lewis: 12A Tolsta Chaolais
Son of Malcolm and Chirsty (Christina) Macgregor.
Service unit: Canterbury Infantry Battalion (N.Z.E.F)
Service number: 6/92
Date of death: 11 July 1920 at the age of 40
Died of war wounds at the Metropolitan Private Hotel
Interred: Christchurch (Sydenham) Cemetery, New Zealand. Grave: Block J2. Lot 53.
His brother Neil served with the Canadians and was killed at Vimy in 1917.
John joined the Royal Navy as a boy & was on the China Station at the time of the Boxer Rising early 1900’s. After serving in the navy for 12 years he settled in New Zealand working as a motor driver before the war. Served in Egypt, 1914-15, at Gallipoli, and on the Western Front.