About Andrew Murray McGregor

From the site of the SATS General Botha Old Boys’ Association

Andrew Murray McGREGOR 1924/25 146

1927-1931 University of Cape Town B.A. and B.Ed.
1932-1937 Joined the staff of Hottentots Holland High School, Somerset West.
1935-1938 Founder Member and Chairman of the General Botha Old Boys’ Association.

1938-1940 Joined the Missionaries of the Healdtown Mission Institution, became a teacher and later a Principal in its high school.

1939 Joined the National Volunteer Reserve as a Sargeant.

1943 Joined the S.A. Naval Force as a Sub-Lieutenant.

Returned to Mission work after the war.

1952 Founder member of the S.A. branch of the World Ship Society & established the S.A. National Maritime Museum in Cape Town.

1966 Elected Divisional Commissioner of the Boy Scouts of Transkei.

1970 Elected President of the S.A. Teachers’ Association.

1971-1974 Appointed as Curator of the Missionary Museum in King William’s Town.

1980 Retired.

Deceased 2002

2 responses

21 05 2010
Richard Whiteing

Fascinating material about Robben Island. Are there surviving family members with whom I can correspond as the museum is conducting research on the WWII period and accessing further information and/or photographs would be fantastic?


19 08 2010
Lynnette O. Rae D'Iorio

I am insearch of distant relatives. In the 1980’s my Mother, Malvina Mae (Nee Himmaugh, Belmer, Piper) visited the UK and the Lady Malvina Murray McGregor.
I understand she and her husband have a Castle in Scotland, near St. Andrews Golf Course. I understand that Lady Malvina Murray McGregor’s husband held a position in the British Parliment and also had a flat in London. I don’t know his first name, my apologies.
I am trying to locate them- my Mother passed on March 11, 1992. I wanted to thank the Murray McGregor’s for the wonderful time they showed to my Mother and her husband, Ernest F. Piper.

Is there any way you can help me in my search. I understand that I am the fifth cousin of Lady Malvina Murray McGregor.

Your help and assistance is greatly appreciated.

God Bless
Lynnette Onorius Rae D’Iorio
RR4 337 Old Lake Road
Dallas, PA 18612–U.S.A.
(570) 814-7051

email: drtpdlordjc12@yahoo.com

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