(Service number MB1851)
|First Rank||Motor Mechanic||Last Rank||Chief Motor Mechanic|
|Date||21 April 1890||Place of Birth|
|Date||10 November 1916||Age||26 yrs|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||Hugo McKAY (father), Rathmore Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve (RNVR)|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Miscellaneous, Royal Naval Auxiliary Patrol, Motor Boat Service|
|Date||15 November 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, England|
|Other Units Served With||Hermione; Thalia; Crescent; Lord Lansdowne (Ebenezer) 1 December 1917; Thalia (Aberdeen); Hermione; Jactatus (ML494); Hermione|
|Last Unit Served With||Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve|
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|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||25 June 1919||Reason|
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|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of Hugo (Hugh?) McKAY, Timaru. Promoted to Chief Motor Mechanic 1 December 1917. Andrew (2nd Regiment) may have been one of 123 men who joined 500 men from the south already on the train and left from the Timaru Railway Station in mid-April 1915, en route for the Front. The Mayor wished them the best of good fortune and complimented them on the manly stand they were so freely taking in going to help to break the sway of one of the greatest despots who had ever lived. He wished them all a safe and speedy return, before the train steamed out of the station to the accompanimnet of cheering and good-bye messages. ..
Cenotaph Database [22 October 2013]; Timaru Herald, 19 April 1915 (?) (Papers Past) [06 September 2014]
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