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George Alfred McGregor


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Serial No. 3182

7th Light Horse Regiment & 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance


George Alfred McGregor - Information

As the war engulfed the world in conflict, George Alfred McGregor was living on Queen St in Campbelltown with his wife, Ethel May. George supported his family working as a carrier, before he decided to enlist in the AIF at the age of 38. He said goodbye to Ethel and travelled into Sydney to join up at the Royal Showground Camp on the 5th of December 1916. He was assigned to the 7th Light Horse Regiment and embarked Melbourne onboard the HMAT Boorara on the 10th of May 1917.

George arrived at Suez, Egypt on the 20th of June and was marched into an Isolation Camp at Moascar. In July, he was taken on strength to the 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance. George spent the war transporting wounded and sick comrades to aid posts, casualty clearing stations and hospitals. On the 23rd of October, George was appointed Temporary Driver, and then Driver on the 1st of February 1918. However, he reverted to Trooper, and in June marched out to Ismalia to attend a Cooking Course at the School of Cookery in Moascar. After his course, he resumed helping the wounded and sick after the war ended. He began his journey home to Australia on the 1st of January 1919. After his discharge, George returned to Ethel in Campbelltown.