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George Thomas McIlroy

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Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1917 - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    George Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    McIlroy AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 24311 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    W.J. McIlroy (father), 5 Cowper Street, Greymouth, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 24311 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM Law Clerk/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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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
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 7.5" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      172 lb AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • George McIlroy was the son of William John and Mary Ann Laura McIlroy, of 108 Rossall St., Christchurch, New Zealand. Native of Kumara, Greymouth.

    Brother of Corporal Arthur Harold McIlroy (17807), who was also killed in the war.

    Gained Lieutenant's commission on 23 September 1916 (Studholme 1928).

    Parents: William John and Mary Ann Laura McIlroy, 108 Rossall Street, Christchurch. Native of Kumara, Greymouth AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    12 October 1917 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    YpresBelgium AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
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  • Obituary
    Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McIlroy, of Cowper Street, Greymouth, received word last week that their fifth son, George had been killed in action on October 12. He was born in Kumara, and was 23 years of age. After his primary course at the Kumara school he was educated for six years at the Nelson College, and was one of the foremost, both as a scholar and as an athlete. He went to Dunedin and was articled to the firm of Messrs. Statham and Aspinall, solicitors. In Dunedin he sat for a military examination and obtained his lieutenancy. Under the New Zealand defence system, and especially after the outbreak of war, he was kept very busy in training men. Finally he obtained leave to go to the front and left New Zealand with the seventeenth reinforcements, being officer commanding G Company. His promotion to a captaincy was rapid, and for some time past he and his brother, who also joined the forces, have been in the thick of the fighting. (Auckland Weekly News, 8 November 1917, p. 22) AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Tyne Cot Memorial, Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium AWMM

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Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      41: 33 AWMM
    • Armoury Cenotaph File AWMM
      See 'The Pakeha', ship's newspaper, October 1916, of the 17th Reinforcements of the NZEF. AWMM
    • Studholme, J. (1928). New Zealand Expeditionary Force record of personal services during the war of officers, nurses, and first-class warrant officers, and other facts relating to the N.Z.E.F. : unofficial but based on official records. Wellington, N.Z.: Government Printer. AWMM
      Studholme, J. (1928). p. 197. AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Weekly News, 8 November 1917, p. 22. AWMM
    • NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2020). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-5). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM
    • The Fields of Remembrance Trust: Brothers Field, Auckland Museum (Armistice, 2018) AWMM

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