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Cecil Bertram Travice McClure

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Cecil Bertram Travice AWMM
  • Surname
    McClure AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 3/796 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    25 September 1886 AWMM ThornburySouthland AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 21 May 1915 AWMM Knox College, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown AWMM Unknown address AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • W.D. McClure (father), High Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
    • W.D. McClure (father), High Street, Dannevirke, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 3/796 AWMM
  • Military service
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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Wounded at Passchendaele AWMM
    • Died from Natural Causes, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died of natural causes AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Son of William David and Agnes McClure (née Scott).

    Brother of Jane Evelyn (‘Evie’) and William Gerald McClure (5/79).

    Graduated 1914 with degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA), Otago University, and then continued his studies in divinity at Knox College, Dunedin.

    Volunteered for military service following the Gallipoli landing. Was a medical orderly aboard the hospital ship Maheno, including some time at Gallipoli itself.

    Enlisted for second time on 10 February 1916.

    Promoted to Sergeant on 26 March 1916.

    On 13 July 1916 he received his commission as Second Lieutenant and was posted to D Company, 19th Reinforcements, sailing on 15 November 1916, aboard the SS Maunganui, arriving at Plymouth, England, on 30 January 1917.

    Arrived in Auckland in September 1919 aboard the 'Remuera' and was discharged on the 26 September 1919.

    Married Nancy Hood in 1923, and later adopted her two children as his own.

    The Auckland Museum Library manuscripts collection contains references to Cecil McClure and the McClure family contained within the papers relating to his sister 'Evie' McClure (MS 2004/31). These consist of a Christmas card sent to him in 1918 from 'Evie' and her husband Quartermaster Sergeant William Barry (7/813), a mention in Evie's letters and a press clipping announcing his posting as Lieutenant to D Company, 19th Reinforcements (source unknown). AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    13 July 1966 AWMM
    Age 79 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
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  • My great grandmother's brother, Jim Green was 2nd Lieut C B McClure's batman and was alongside him at Bellevue Spur, Zonnebeke (Passchendaele) on 12 October 1917. Jim was posted missing after the battle, as C B McClure acknowledged in a letter to Jim's father written on 29 December 1917. Such confusion and anxiety. But McClure, who was injured himself and had witnessed Jim's death and heard his last words (or so he wrote), had the compassion and humanity to write three pages to Jim's father. It provided much relief and closure for Jim's dad, his sister and Jim's fiancee, Ivy. I agree, he was a great man.
    Public - Lisa - 23 April 2015
  • Hi - Cecil was my Great grandfather who was Mayor of Fielding also after the war. A great man
    Public - Richard - 20 April 2015



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  • External links
  • References
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 437 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      45: 25 AWMM
    • McClure, P. (2002). Act Justly: The life of Cecil McClure MC & Bar. Sydney, N.S.W.: P. McClure. AWMM
    • Kelly, Glenys. Papers relating to Jane Evelyn ('Evie') McClure, 1881-1918 [2003]. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-2004/31. AWMM


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