McKAY, Angus Douglas
(Service number 53710)
|First Rank||Rifleman||Last Rank|
|Date||12 July 1896||Place of Birth||Geraldine|
|Date||20 February 2017||Age||21|
|Address at Enlistment||Racecourse Hotel, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand. Possibly in School Lane|
|Occupation||Jockey (for R. Longley, School Lane, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch)|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Mrs J. McKay, (Mother), York St, Timaru, New Zealand. Later 27 Matilda St, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||G Company, 27th Reinforcements|
|Date||16 July 1917|
|Embarked From||Wellington, New Zealand||Destination||Liverpool, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 2nd Battalion|
|Campaigns||Western Europe 1918|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
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|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||30 August 1918||Age||21|
|Place of Death||France|
|Cause||Died of wounds|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Adanac Military Cemetery,Somme, France|
|New Zealand Memorials||On Memorial wall, Timaru|
Son of Jemima McKay of 27 Matilda St (sometimes given as York St), Timaru, New Zealand, and the late Angus McKay. Brother of Daniel Richard (b.1890), Kenneth John (b.1892), Gertrude Josephine and Queenie Jessie (b.1893), Una Sarah (b.1895), Archie Roland (b.1898), and Jemima Mona (b.1902).
Angus' will, written to favour his mother, is filed with his miltary records at Archives New Zealand.
Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph Database (Nov 2013); War Census CD (Nov 2013); CWGC (Nov 2013); NZ War Graves (Nov 2013); NZBDM 1897/2846 (Nov 2013)
No documents available.
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Janette Clarke, SC branch NZSG
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