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57435 Private David Anderson McGregor

18th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool) Regiment

missing presumed dead 31st July 1917

aged 19

Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial
Ranfurly Church Memorial, Bridge of Weir

Gryffe View, Bridge of Weir
Son of Alexander McGregor and Annie Wright

His Life

David Anderson McGregor was born on 23rd May 1898 at 54 Kidston Street, Hutchesontown, Glasgow, the eldest son of Alexander McGregor, a railway signalman from Johnston, Dumfriesshire and Annie Wright, from Cambusnethan, Lanarkshire who had married in Belhaven View, Shieldmuir, Cambusnethan on 24th June 1896.

In 1901 Alexander (30), Annie (28), and David (2) were still living in 54 Kidston Street. Annie's sister Jeanie, mantle machinist, born in Wishaw, was staying with them.

In 1911, Annie's sister Jeanie was living with her mother Annie Hay (who had first married James Wright, and second married Frank Hay) in Gryffe View, Bridge of Weir.

David McGregor volunteered for active service in August 1915, when he was 17 years old and living in Gryffe View, Bridge of Weir. He was enlisted into the Army Cyclist Corps with regimental number 1114.

Private McGregor's Medal Index Card does not record when he first joined the theatre of war but he was not awarded the 1914 -15 Star. At some point later in his service he was transferred to The King's (Liverpool) Regiment. In 1917 the 18th Battalion formed part of the 21st Brigade, 30th Division which took part in the Battle of Pilckem Ridge, the first offensive in the Third Battle of Ypres.

David's body was never recovered and it is assumed that he died on 31st July 1917, the first day of the battle. His name is recorded on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial which bears the names of more than 54,000 officers and men whose graves are not known.

At the age of 19 years and 2 months, David Anderson McGregor is the youngest on the Bridge of Weir memorial.


1901 Census 1911 Census Birthplace
Name Age Name Age
David A2 Glasgow, Lanark


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