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Name: Douglas Urquhart "Mac" McGregor
Military Cross (MC) Douglas Urquhart McGregor
Country: Canada
Rank: Captain
Service: Royal Flying Corps
Royal Air Force
Units: 23, 49
Victories: 12
Born: 03 March 1895
Place of Birth: Waterdown, Ontario
Died: 09 June 1953
Place of Death: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
 
 
The son of Dr. John O. McGregor, Douglas Urquhart McGregor was a student at McGill University and a member of the famous Redmen football squads when he joined the Royal Flying Corps in 1916. He set sail for England on 25 September 1916 from Halifax aboard the Corsican. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant (on probation) on 6 October 1916. After training he was posted to 23 Squadron at Baisieux, arriving on 20 April 1917. With this unit he scored 12 victories in 1917 flying the SPAD VII. Following in his father's footsteps, Douglas McGregor became a physician after the war. He died suddenly while attending a wrestling match in Hamilton, Ontario. He was 58.1

Listed in the London Gazette as Douglas Wichart McGregor and Douglas Urchart McGregor. Birth records indicate his middle name was actually Urquhart.
1 "Canadian Ace Dies," The Post-Standard, Syracuse, N.Y., 11 June 1953, 3
 
Military Cross (MC)
2nd Lt. Douglas Urchart McGregor, R.F.C., Spec. Res.
      For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in leading patrols against hostile formations. He has attacked and driven down enemy aircraft on several occasions, in spite of their being in superior numbers, displaying in every instance splendid dash and determination to get to close range.
 
Victories
Date Time Unit Aircraft Opponent Location
1 13 May 1917 1900 23 SPAD VII (B1524) Albatros D.III (DESF) 1 Vis en Artois-Vitry
2 06 Jul 1917 1430 23 SPAD VII (B3529) C (DES) 2 Zandvoorde
3 07 Jul 1917 1940 23 SPAD VII (B3488) C (DESF) 3 Houthoulst Forest
4 07 Jul 1917 1945 23 SPAD VII (B3488) C (DESF) Houthoulst Forest
5 13 Jul 1917 0720 23 SPAD VII (B3488) Albatros D.III (OOC) Menin
6 15 Jul 1917 23 SPAD VII (B3537) Albatros D.III (OOC) Roulers
7 07 Aug 1917 1815 23 SPAD VII (B3579) Albatros D.III (OOC) Dadizeele
8 16 Aug 1917 0615 23 SPAD VII (B3579) Albatros D.III (DES) Zonnebeke
9 16 Aug 1917 0640 23 SPAD VII (B3579) Albatros D.III (DESF) Veldhoek
10 26 Aug 1917 0700 23 SPAD VII (B3572) Albatros D.III (DES) Comines-Polygon Wood
11 26 Aug 1917 0715 23 SPAD VII (B3572) Albatros D.III (OOC) Comines-Polygon Wood
12 26 Sep 1917 1630 23 SPAD VII (B6762) Albatros D.V (DES) W of St. Julien

1 Shared with 2Lt Conn Standish O'Grady
2 Shared with Capt William Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick, 2Lt George Marks
3 Shared with Capt William Kennedy-Cochran-Patrick
 
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