MacKAY, Thomas Gordon
(Service number 9/1327)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 23 October 1893 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waikaia
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin M. MacKAY (father), Hydehome, Waikaia
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation 6th Reinforcements
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Special Squadrons
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Mounted Rifles

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Date 11 December 1915 Age 22 years
Place of Death Gallipoli, Turkey
Cause Killed in action
Memorial or Cemetery Embarkation Pier Cemetery, Turkey
Memorial Reference Special Memorial, C.10.
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

thomas Gordon MacKay was the youngest son of Murdoch and Margaret (née Anderson) MacKay, who came to New Zealand from Sutherlandshire, Scotland. His brother, James Robert MacKay, also served in World War I and embarked with Thomas, and another brother, Alexander MacKay, also enlisted.


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