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Full Name: Ian Anderson McMeekan
Rank Last Held: Private
Forename(s): Ian Anderson
Surname: McMeekan
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Serial No.: 168341
Gender: Male
First Known Rank: Private
Occupation before Enlistment: Bridge keeper
Next of Kin: Mr D. Anderson (friend), C/o Railways, Kumara
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Tramway Hotel, Teremakau, Greymouth, New Zealand
Military District: Greymouth
Body on Embarkation: Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force (2NZEF)
Embarkation Unit: Infantry Brigade
Nominal Roll Number: WW2 9
Page on Nominal Roll: WW2 259
Last Unit Served: 36 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Pacific
Date of Death: 28 October 1943
Age at Death: 21
Year of Death: 1943
Cemetery Name: Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery, New Caledonia
Grave Reference: 3.14
Biographical Notes: Son of Drummond Anderson McMeekan and Lily Lena McMeekan, of Sumner, Canterbury
Description of Image:
  • Portrait
  • Headstone, Bourail New Zealand War Cemetery (Photo P. Lascelles 2007)
Further References: Commonwealth War Graves Commission record. URL:
Sources Used:
  • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force Nominal Roll No. 9 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1942 to 31st December, 1942)
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL:
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