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Ian John MacGregor

Portrait of Mr MacGregor family believe on enlistment but his uniform has campaign ribbons. - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait of Mr MacGregor family believe on enlistment but his uniform has campaign ribbons. - This i …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Ian John AWMM
  • Surname
    MacGregor AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Jock AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 34660 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 March 1909 AWMM HamiltonLanarkshire AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW2 Pre 26 June 1940 AWMM Tiroroa, Westport, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs May Isobel MacGregor (wife), 168 Queen Street, Westport, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 2 February 1941 AWMM Married AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • North Africa AWMM
    • Italy AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 34660 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      Full false teeth AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Dysentery AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Admitted to hospital in Cairo AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died after strokes AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • The following is a newspaper article which is related to the making of the football field. "Action Man." He is a man of action who gets things done - as in the Middle East during the Second World War when he never moved from one camp site to another without a pair of goalposts on his shoulders. He was the regimental sergeant major and the sports officer for the battalion, and subscribed to the theory that a fit body meant an alert mind. He'll tell you, though, that it was a lot safer to get your head kicked in than get shot at.

    There was always the opportunity to play rugby when Sergeant-Major McGregor was on the job - there was never a shortage of footballs.

    "I had an arrangement with an English pilot who ferried planes," explains Mr McGregor with lovely simplicity. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    12 March 1993 AWMM
    Age 83 AWMM
    Waihi BeachWaihi AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Waihi Public Cemetery, Hauraki District, New Zealand AWMM RSA Section AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Death notice: Waikato Times, 15 March 1993

    Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 15 March 1993 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • External links
  • References
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 294 AWMM
    • Waikato Times AWMM
      Death notice: Waikato Times, 15 March 1993 AWMM
    • The New Zealand Herald AWMM
      Death notice: New Zealand Herald, 15 March 1993 AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM

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