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Full Name
Fergus Blair McLaren
Rank Last Held
Second Lieutenant
Forename(s)
Fergus Blair
Surname
McLaren
War
World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.
12865
Gender
Male
Date of Birth
10 April 1914
Religion
Presbyterian
First Known Rank
Second Lieutenant
Occupation before Enlistment
Clergyman
Next of Kin
Mrs H. McLaren (mother), 19 Blair Street, Mornington, Dunedin, New Zealand
Marital Status
Single
Enlistment Address
19 Blair Street, Mornington, Dunedin, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Nominal Roll Number
WW2 3
Page on Nominal Roll
WW2 303
Last Unit Served
20 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death
Greece
Date of Death
27 April 1941
Age at Death
27
Year of Death
1941
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Athens Memorial, Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece
Memorial Reference
Face 13.
Biographical Notes
Son of George McLaren and of Hilda McLaren (nee Blair), of Clinton, Otago.
Description of Image
  • Wreath, 1999, laid by the Greek Community on the Cenotaph in the Domain, Auckland and later moved to the Hall of Memories, Auckland War Memorial Museum on Anzac Day 1999 in memory of those who died in Greece.
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 1
  • Hall of Memories, World War 2, Auckland War Memorial Museum, April 1999, view 2
Further References
By his Friends. (1951). Fergus: a memoir of Fergus Blair McLaren. Wellington, N.Z., A.H. & A.W. Reed. Contains portraits.
Sources Used
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941)
  • Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand, Archives Research Centre. Register of New Zealand Presbyterian Ministers, Deaconesses & Missionaries 1840 to 2007. URL: http://www.archives.presbyterian.org.nz/page143.html
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org
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