Rob Roy McGregor was born in Ballarat an was a Bank Clerk by trade when he enlisted in the Field Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 13 on 24 July 1915 at the age of 21. His unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916 and, via Egypt, reached France in April and joined the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. On October 4th 1917 during the heavy fighting at Passchendaele in Belgium, he was wounded in action. He suffered a severe gunshot wound to his right foot which caused him to be evacuated to the Queen Mary's Military Hospital in England. He was able to rejoin his unit in April 1918, and safely saw out the remainder of the war. He disembarked at Melbourne on June 29th 1919 after returning home on the Soudan.
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