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Col Dr Alexander Cameron McKillop

Post by JohnMck » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:23 am

I am trying to research this individual and his family.
The details I have are;
Col Dr Alexander Cameron McKillop was born on 9 Mar 1885 in Laggan (Sherramore, Laggan) and died on 5 Aug 1958 in Christchurch at age 73. Another name for Alexander was Alistair McKillop.
Alexander married Olive Isabel Smith. They had five children: Donald Alan Cameron, Barbara, Alison, Iain, and Janet.
Col A. C. McKillop, m.i.d.; Christchurch; born Scotland, 9 Mar 1885; Superintendent, Sunnyside Hospital, Christchurch; medical officer, 1 NZEF, 1914-16; CO 1 Gen Hosp Jan 1940-Jun 1941; ADMS Pacific Section, 2 NZEF (Fiji), Aug 1941-Jul 1942; ADMS 1 Div (NZ) Aug 1942-Mar 1943;died Christchurch, 5 Aug 1958.
Interested in McKillop from Laggan, Scotland.

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Re: Col Dr Alexander Cameron McKillop

Post by LesleyB » Mon Nov 09, 2009 1:26 pm

Hi John
What is it you are trying to find out about him?
Do you know where the couple married? Do you think it was Scotland or NZ?

Have you searched for his birth on Scotlands People? There does seem to be one for that year in Laggan in the county of Inverness, and downloading a copy of the original entry will give you his parents' names. That in turn will lead to their marriage and also to the census years to help you find out more about the family.

Best wishes
Lesley

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Re: Col Dr Alexander Cameron McKillop

Post by JohnMck » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:20 pm

Lesley,
I am not sure where he married.
Alexander married Olive Isabel Smith. They had five children: Donald Alan Cameron, Barbara, Alison, Iain, and Janet.
He also had a brother, Duncan who lived in New Zealand.
Duncan McKillop was born on 15 Aug 1887 in Laggan (Blaragie Farm House, Laggan) and died on 1 Mar 1968 in Dunedin at age 80.
Death Notes: From Dunedin Cemeteries Database http://www.cityofdunedin.com/public/registers?Burl_form Cremation Details Surname MCKILLOP Forename DUNCAN Age 81 Years Date of Death 1 Mar 1968 Place of Death DUNEDIN Last Address 1 COMMODORE FLATS, DUNEDIN Date of Cremation 1 Mar 1968 Type of Service Funeral Director Hope & Sons Ltd, P O Box 5013, Andersons Bay, DUNEDIN Ashes Disposal Return To Funeral Director 4 Mar 1968Notes Original reference:- C19680302 Occupation:- STOCK AGENT.

I am looking for any desendents of Alexander.
As he is an interesting character and one of my family tree.
His brother Duncan married married Florrie ????? who was born NZ and pre-deceased him (wealthy brewers), no children
Interested in McKillop from Laggan, Scotland.

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Re: Col Dr Alexander Cameron McKillop

Post by momat » Tue Nov 10, 2009 3:50 am

Hi John,
They are on this site.
http://bdmhistoricalrecords.identityser ... vt.nz/home

And you may find articles in here.
http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bin/paperspast

Cheers,
Maureen

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Re: Col Dr Alexander Cameron McKillop

Post by momat » Tue Nov 10, 2009 4:00 am

Hi John,
Also found this and he is in the PHOTO.

http://www.nzetc.org/tm/scholarly/WH2IP ... -fig1.html

Cheers,
Maureen

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Re: Col Dr Alexander Cameron McKillop

Post by JohnMck » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:03 am

Thanks Maureen,

This is a photo I do not have.
I have a picture of Alexander with the Queen in WW2.
But still trying to trace his offspring and records of his brother.
Interested in McKillop from Laggan, Scotland.

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Re: Col Dr Alexander Cameron McKillop

Post by Currie » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:50 am

Hello John,

There’s some WW1 information at http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/database ... dinal=7763

New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Full Name: Alexander Cameron McKillop
Serial No: 3/43
First Known Rank: Major
Next of Kin: Donald McKillop, Greyvall, Nairn, Scotland
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Mental Hospital, Porirua, New Zealand
Etc.

I assembled this from snippets of The Lily Year Book, 1956, Issue 20, Page 68, by the Royal Horticultural Society (Great Britain). I had a feeling he would be into something like this on his days off and would say this is probably him. http://books.google.com.au/books?id=CiZ ... rch_anchor

LILY GROWING IN NEW ZEALAND
By A. C. McKillop

IT is very flattering to receive an invitation to write a short article on my hybrids but it would be more interesting for your readers if I include a brief history of lily growing in New Zealand, and a short description of lilies that have been raised here by prominent hybridizers. As a New Zealander by adoption I may be permitted to say that this country is ideal for the cultivation of lilies. Here in Christchurch we have an annual rainfall of 27 in. and most of the lily species can be grown well. For many years most species have flowered well without any signs of disease. Several years ago the late Mr W. A. Constable wrote, “New Zealand is a very wonderful lily country and I wish that I had realized that years ago.” Still we have our trials and tribulations. On 16th October 1955, our last spring, we had a frost of sixteen degrees which killed outright hundreds of trumpet lilies and we got few blooms from Lilium auratum and its hybrids, Martagon, brownii, etc. Early in February this year we had the worst hail-storm on record—with hail-stones as big as hen's eggs. It lasted only a few minutes but the damage was very extensive. All lilies in this area of the city had blooms and foliage cut to shreds, buds were knocked off, and we lost about 80 per cent of the pods formed on the .......

It goes on for another five pages and if you want more you’ll have to read the book.

Hope that’s useful,
Alan

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Re: Col Dr Alexander Cameron McKillop

Post by JohnMck » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:46 am

Thanks Alan,

Yet more information on a very interesting person.
Interested in McKillop from Laggan, Scotland.

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Re: Col Dr Alexander Cameron McKillop

Post by momat » Mon Nov 16, 2009 9:53 am

Hello John,'
Some more bits of data for you
There are several McKillops on the first site.
You can even view the embarkation record !
http://muse.aucklandmuseum.com/database ... asetID=213
Auckland Museum Home


The Hospital mentioned has a web site http://www.poriruahospitalmuseum.org.nz/
May have some records that can give more data .

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Full Name: Alexander Cameron McKillop
Forename(s): Alexander Cameron
Surname: McKillop
War: World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.: 3/43
First Known Rank: Major
Next of Kin: Donald McKillop, Greyvall, Nairn, Scotland
Marital Status: Single
Enlistment Address: Mental Hospital, Porirua, New Zealand
Military District: Wellington
Body on Embarkation:

* Samoan Advance Party
* 2nd Reinforcements

Embarkation Unit: Medical Corps
Embarkation Date:

* 15 August 1914
* 14 December 1914

Place of Embarkation: Wellington, New Zealand
Transport:

* HMNZT 1
* HMNZT 2

Vessel: Moeraki or Monowai
Destination: Apia, Samoa
Page on Nominal Roll: 460
Sources Used: Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume I. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1914-1919

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And this one .Is he your's too ?
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Full Name: Sergeant Donald Alan Cameron McKillop
Rank Last Held: Sergeant
Forename(s): Donald Alan Cameron
Surname: McKillop
War: World War II, 1939-1945
Last Unit Served: 23 Infantry Battalion
Place of Death: Italy
Date of Death: 15 December 1943
Age at Death: 22
Year of Death: 1943

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There is a Photo attached to this one
Also found this one on the CWGC site
Cheers,
Maureen

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Re: Col Dr Alexander Cameron McKillop

Post by JohnMck » Mon Nov 16, 2009 12:29 pm

Thanks,

Sergeant Donald Alan Cameron McKillop is the son of Alexander.
He was killed in action, in the same battle my father took part in but he was in a Scottish regiment.
They did not know each other.

His brother Duncan is the one i am missing info on and any children of Alexander.
Interested in McKillop from Laggan, Scotland.

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