McKAY, Donald
(Service number 1/233)

First Rank Private; Gunner Last Rank


Date Unknown Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Balena Bay, Roseneath, Wellington
Occupation Audit examiner
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Hugh McKAY, Turnbull Street, Timaru; Hugh McKAY (father), 37 Rathmore Street, Timaru.
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Samoan Advance Party; New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 5th (Wellington) Regiment; 38th Reinforcements New Zealand Field Artillery.
Date 15 August 1914; 2 May 1918
Transport Moeraki or Monowai; Balmoral Castle
Embarked From Wellington; Wellington Destination Apia, Samoa; England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 29 May 1956 Age 64 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Timaru Cemetery
Memorial Reference General Section; Row 40; Plot 401
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Hugh McKAY, Timaru. Audit examiner. Examoan Advance.


Cenotaph Database [22 October 2013]; TDC headstone image Timaru Cemetery [22 October 2013]

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