Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Does not qualify

I have today received confirmation that Angus Mciver, 25 North Tolsta, does not qualify for status of Commonwealth War Graves Commission war dead. This would have required him to have met his end as the direct result of war action. Although Angus was discharged as medically unfit (having suffered a gunshot wound to the arm), he died of disease of heart or brain, which bore no direct relationship to his war injuries. However, Angus is remembered on the North Tolsta war memorial. He lies buried in a cemetery at Dunedin, New Zealand.

A special thanks to Archives New Zealand, who did not charge me for digitising a second set of service records for an Angus Mciver, after the first lot turned out not to be for the man I was after.

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