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Burial Location:Burtville  (details...)
Occupation: Miner
Place of Death: Edith Hope Gold Mine, Mt Weld, near Burtville
Date of Death: 24 April 1912
Date of Burial:27 April 1912
Age:32 years
Cause of Death:Fell Down A Mine Shaft
OGM Ref#: 1386
Headstone:OGM Aluminium
Monument Style: Marble slab, broken and lying flat on the grave


In Loving Memory of
Hugh McLeod McGregor
Born Otago, N.Z. 27th Dec. 1879
Died 24th April 1912
Gone but not forgotten


Hugh McGregor was found dead at the bottom of an unused shaft containing water. He had been there two days before his remains were found. He was found to be missing from his camp and a search revealed he had apparently fallen into the shaft during the night. At the Inquest held subsequently an open verdict was returned, but it was believed that McGregor accidentally fell into the shaft. The parents of the young fellow reside in Perth. Jessie and Hector were married on 14 March 1879 at Dunedin, New Zealand, and proceeded to build their family. Siblings for Hugh, who was the eldest, were: Mary Ann born 30 April 1882, who died in Bulong in 1899; Annie McLeod born 6 June 1884; and Angus born 25 November 1886. Jessie died, aged 62 years, in Mt Lawley, on 26 July 1912, just three months after the death of her son, Hugh. Hector was born 1847 in Ross-shire, Scotland, and died in 1943 at Belmont, Western Australia.

Parents:Jessie (nee McLeod) and Hector McGREGOR
Birth Details:27 December 1879, Otago, New Zealand; Birth Registration 1880/17107, Otago, NZ
Death Certificate:14/1912. Mt Margaret
State Records Office: Hugh McLeod McGregor AU WA S59 cons3458 1912/123 Item - Part of APPLICATIONS FOR GRANTS OF LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION (ORIGINALS)