Lest We Forget

1939 - 1945

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.

Not listed on the memorial

McGregor, George Gordon

Rank
Private, General Service Corps
Service Number
14029651
Born
30 April 1927 at 27 Main Street, North Queensferry.
Parents
Francis McGregor, and Annie George Dick McGregor (nee Bald), of North Queensferry
Date of death
19 June 1945 (Aged 18)
Grave
Centre Section Grave 231-232. Inverkeithing Cemetery
Other Memorials
Scottish National War Memorial (Edinburgh Castle)

Other Information

His Mother was age 14 in 1911 Census and her brother Robert Bald is on the WW1 Memorial.

George’s membership of the General Service Corps implies that he was still in his first six weeks of basic training when he died.

His elder brother Francis McGregor is named on the memorial.

George became a Commercial Clerk and lived at 73 Inverleith Row, Edinburgh after his parent’s death.

He was conscripted into the army and within weeks, died in the City Hospital, Edinburgh of Meningococcal Meningitis and Purulent Pericarditis.


Sources

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Scottish National War Memorial (Edinburgh Castle)

Scottish National Archives. Death Certificate

North Queensferry Free Church Baptismal Roll


Here dead we lie, Because we did not choose
To live and shame the land, From which we sprung.

Life, to be sure, Is nothing much to lose,
But young men think it is, And we were young.

[A.E. Housman]

When You Go Home,
Tell Them Of Us And Say,

For Your Tomorrow,
We gave our Today

[Kohima, attributed to John Maxwell Edmonds]

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