George Thomas McQuay Born 25 August 1886 - Died 28 December 1951 PDF Print Share Key details Contribute › Service number12/2582 AWMM Also known asThomas George McQuay AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Last rankWW1 Private AWMMAuckland Infantry Regiment AWMM WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Lay a poppy 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 England, Christian AWMM Images and documents Images Contribute › Documents Contribute › Civilian life About birth Contribute › Date of birth25 August 1886 AWMM Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Birth notesAuckland, New Zealand AWMM Occupation before enlistmentWW1 Carpenter AWMM Post war occupation Address before enlistmentPre 16 Feb 1915 C/o Nurse McQuay, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMMPre 16 Feb 1915 C/o Nurse McQuay, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM Next of kin on embarkationMrs Emma McQuay (mother), Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMMMrs Emma McQuay (mother), Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM Relationship statusPre 13 Jun 1915 Single AWMMPre 13 Jun 1915 Single AWMM Service Wars and conflicts Contribute › WarWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMMWorld War I, 1914-1918 AWMM Campaigns1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMMGallipoli, Turkey AWMM1914-1916 Egypt AWMM1914-1919 Western Front AWMM ForceArmy AWMM Service number12/2582 AWMM Military service Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers 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 Training and Enlistment Contribute › Military training EnlistmentWW1 16 February 1915 AWMMWellington, New Zealand AWMM Age on enlistmentWW1 28 AWMM Embarkations Contribute › Embarkation detailsWW1 13 Jun 1915-24 July 1915 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 24 AWMMVessel was Maunganui AWMMPrivate AWMM; Auckland Infantry Battalion AWMM; 5th Reinforcements AWMM Prisoner of war Contribute › Capture details Days interned Liberation date POW liberation details POW serial number Medical history Contribute › Medical notesTattoos, Unknown Period AWMMFlag tattooed over left deltoid AWMMTattoos, Unknown Period AWMMFlag tattooed over left deltoid AWMM Last known rank Contribute › Last rankWW1 22 November 1916 AWMMNo longer physically fit for war service, neurasthenia AWMMPrivate AWMMAuckland Infantry Regiment AWMM 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 Death About death Contribute › Age at death65 AWMM Date of death28 December 1951 AWMM Cause of death Place of deathStratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM Death notesStratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM Cemetery nameKopuatama Cemetery, SH 43, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMMKopuatama Cemetery, SH 43, Stratford, Taranaki, New Zealand AWMM Grave referenceSOLD1 Plot 40 AWMMSOLD1 Plot 40 AWMM Memorial name Memorial reference Obituary 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=10927130Further ReferenceStratford 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=10927130Further ReferenceBlog: 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 ReferenceFamNet: The Family History Network record pagehttp://famnet.net.nz/login_pages/Cenotaph.aspx?Systemid=C49982Further ReferenceHMNZT 24. Maunganuian : one of the many unofficial journals of the New Zealand Expeditionary Forces. (1915). At sea: Fifth Reinforcements. Printe by W.F. Forster and Co., Albany.http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/collections-research/collections/record/am_library-catalogq40-81959Further 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 Seen an error on this page? Tell us about it.