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6/304 George Duncan McClue NZEF

NZEF Main Body Trio - 6/304 McClue

SKU: ZM126
  • The 1914/15 Star trio issued to George Duncan McClue, who served on Gallipoli from the landing of 25th April 1915 until the end of May.


    George McClue was born 25th March 1874 at Glasgow, Scotland. Son of William Stoby and Euphemia McClue (née Duncan). The family emigrated to New Zealand (Port Chalmers) later in 1874, arriving on the Parsee. George worked as a bottler in Dunedin, and at the time of his enlistment in the NZEF in August 1914 he was working as a labourer in Havelock.


    McClue sailed with the Main Body, 12th (Nelson) Company, Canterbury Infantry Battalion in October 1914. He appears to have landed on Gallipoli as part of the main landing force on 25th April 1915, and was invalided back to Egypt in late May suffering from influenza and possible a sprained knee. After he recovered he remained in Egypt, serving as a cook at Mustapha Camp. He was transferred to the UK in June 1916, where he remained for the duration of the war, serving with the Anzac Provost Corps in the rank of corporal. He returned to New Zealand in July 1919 and was discharged in October of that year.


    George McClue died at Christchurch Hospital on 27th December 1930 and is buried in Bromley Cemetery.


    All medals are correctly impressed 6/304 CPL. G.D. McCLUE. N.Z.E.F.

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