Neil Macgregor, 12A Tolsta Chaolais
Image (c) Mairi M Macritchie
Private NEIL MACGREGOR
Last address in Lewis: 12A Tolsta Chaolais,
Son of Malcolm & Chirsty (Christina) Macgregor, 12A Tolsta Chaolais
Service unit: 29th Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)
Service number: 645059
Date of death: 21 August 1917 at the age of 35
Killed in action in Vimy Ridge
Local memorial: Tolsta Chaolais
Was a fisherman before emigrating to Canada 1910.
Date of birth: 20 April 1883
Place of birth: Isle of Lewis
Height: 5 ft 7½ in
Hair: Dark brown
Trade / occupation: Labourer
Current address: 512 21st Ave N Vancouver
Volunteered at Vancouver on 24 November 1915
Neil appears in the 1901 census aged 18 at home with his parents Malcolm (61) and Chirsty (52) and brother Malcolm (24) and sister Chirsty (3).
His brother John died in 1920 as a result of war wounds, having served with New Zealand forces.
Inscription for Neil at Vimy Memorial, image courtesy Peter Macgregor