George Thomas McQuay 25 August 1886 - 28 December 1951 Key details Contribute › Service number12/2582 AWMM Also known asThomas George McQuay AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Rank and unit at dischargeWW1 AWMMPrivate AWMMAuckland Infantry Regiment AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Report Play your part Contribute what you know about their war service and life. Lay a poppy Leave a note PDF Print Share Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 474 - No known copyright restricti … Read more View gallery Hide sources Show empty fields Identity About Contribute › Title ForenamesGeorge Thomas AWMM SurnameMcQuay AWMM Ingoa Also known asThomas George McQuay AWMM Service number12/2582 AWMM GenderMale AWMM Iwi Hapū Waka Rohe ReligionChurch of EnglandChristian AWMM Report Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth25 August 1886 AWMM Place of birthAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Birth notesAucklandNew Zealand AWMM Report Occupations Contribute › Occupation before enlistmentWW1 AWMMCarpenter AWMM Post war occupation Report Next of kin Contribute › Address before enlistmentPre 16 February 1915 AWMMC/o Nurse McQuayStratfordTaranakiNew Zealand AWMMPre 16 February 1915 AWMMC/o Nurse McQuayStratfordTaranakiNew Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Emma McQuay (mother)StratfordTaranakiNew Zealand AWMMMrs Emma McQuay (mother)StratfordTaranakiNew Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 13 June 1915 AWMMSingle AWMMPre 13 June 1915 AWMMSingle AWMM Report Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns1915-1916 AWMMGallipoli AWMMGallipoliTurkey AWMM1914-1916 AWMMEgypt AWMM1914-1919 AWMMWestern Front AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number12/2582 AWMM Military units Military service Report Miilitary decorations Contribute › Medals and Awards1914-1915 Star AWMMBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM1914-1915 Star AWMMBritish War Medal (1914-1920) AWMMVictory Medal AWMM Report Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 AWMM16 February 1915 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 AWMM28 AWMM Report Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 AWMM13 June 1915 AWMMWellingtonNew Zealand AWMM13 Jun 1915-24 July 1915 AWMMHMNZT 24 AWMMWellingtonNew ZealandSuezEgypt AWMMDepart - 13 Jun 1915Arrival - 24 Jul 1915 AWMM Embarkation bodyWW1 AWMM13 June 1915 AWMM5th Reinforcements AWMMAuckland Infantry Battalion AWMMPrivate AWMM Report Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Report Medical history Contribute › Medical notesTattoosUnknown Period AWMMFlag tattooed over left deltoid AWMMTattoosUnknown Period AWMMFlag tattooed over left deltoid AWMM Report Discharge Contribute › DischargeWW1 AWMM22 November 1916 AWMMNo longer physically fit for war service, neurasthenia AWMMPrivate AWMMAuckland Infantry Regiment AWMM Report Biographical information Biographical information Contribute › 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) AWMM Report Death About death Contribute › Age at death65 AWMM Date of death28 December 1951 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathStratfordTaranakiNew Zealand AWMM Death notesStratfordTaranakiNew Zealand AWMM Report Cemetery Contribute › Cemetery nameKopuatama CemeterySH 43StratfordTaranakiNew Zealand AWMMKopuatama CemeterySH 43StratfordTaranakiNew Zealand AWMM Grave referenceSOLD1 Plot 40 AWMMSOLD1 Plot 40 AWMM Report Memorial Contribute › Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary Report Roll of Honour Remember George Thomas McQuay by laying a poppy. Joseph Elliott McQuarters William Elliott McQuarters George Thomas McQuay William Robert McQuay Allan Alexander McQueen Lay a poppy for 2015 Leave a note Leave a tribute or memory of George Thomas McQuay Leave a note Contribute › Processing Sources Sources Contribute › External linksStratford District cemetery records databasehttp://www.stratford.govt.nz/council/facilities/cemeteries/cemetery-searchSources UsedStratford District cemetery records databasehttp://www.stratford.govt.nz/council/facilities/cemeteries/cemetery-searchSources UsedBirths, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records onlinehttps://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nzSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=10927130Archives NZStratford District cemetery records databasehttp://www.stratford.govt.nz/council/facilities/cemeteries/cemetery-searchSources UsedStratford District cemetery records databasehttp://www.stratford.govt.nz/council/facilities/cemeteries/cemetery-searchSources UsedBirths, Deaths and Marriages (New Zealand) Historical Records onlinehttps://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nzSources UsedMilitary personnel filehttp://www.archway.archives.govt.nz/ViewFullItem.do?code=10927130Archives NZBlog: Random Meanderings - George McQUay ... A soldier lost and foundhttp://invokinglibitina.blogspot.co.nz/2013/07/george-mcquay-soldier-in-limbo.htmlFurther ReferenceStratford District cemetery record and headstone imagehttp://www.stratford.govt.nz/council/facilities/cemeteries/cemetery-search?cemetery=all&lastname=mcquay&firstname=thomasFurther Reference DocumentsNew Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMMVol1: 474 AWMM Report Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.