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George Thomas McQuay

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  • Service number
    12/2582 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Thomas George McQuay AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    WW1 Private AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment AWMM
  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    McQuay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Thomas George McQuay AWMM
  • Service number
    12/2582 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion
    Church of England, Christian AWMM

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    25 August 1886 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    WW1 Carpenter AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 16 Feb 1915 C/o Nurse McQuay, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Emma McQuay (mother), Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 13 Jun 1915 Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    12/2582 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 16 February 1915 AWMM
    Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    WW1 28 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    WW1 13 Jun 1915-24 July 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 24 AWMM
    Vessel was Maunganui AWMM
    Private AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Battalion AWMM
    5th Reinforcements AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Tattoos, Unknown Period AWMM
      Flag tattooed over left deltoid AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 6.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      142 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    WW1 22 November 1916 AWMM
    No longer physically fit for war service, neurasthenia AWMM
    Private AWMM
    Auckland Infantry Regiment AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Emma Louisa McQuay and Robert McQuay.

    Two sons, brothers George Thomas McQuay (12/2582) and William Robert McQuay (24/1442) served in WW1.

    Originally struck off strength as a deserter he was actually lost for 12 years in Australia with loss of memory after being buried under sandbags during shelling and subsequent misidentification as an Australian.

    Name order varies as George Thomas (Military record) or Thomas George (BDM)

    War service: 12 year 280 days (of which 1 year 163 days was abroad) AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    65 AWMM
  • Date of death
    28 December 1951 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Cemetery name
    Kopuatama Cemetery, SH 43, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM
  • Grave reference
    SOLD1 Plot 40 AWMM
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