McKAY, Kenneth John
(Service number 29178)

First Rank Lance Corporal Last Rank


Date 10 January 1892 Place of Birth

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Butcher
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Donald Richard McKAY (brother), York Street, Timaru
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 18th Reinforcements Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 11 October 1916
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Plymouth, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 10 June 1954 Age 63 yrs
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Pleasant Point Cemetery
Memorial Reference Services Section; Row 113; Plot 14
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Son of Angus & Jemima (nee WILLS) McKAY. Brother of Angus Douglas McKAY who died of wounds in 1918 in France. Brother Donald Richard McKAY also served in WWI.


Cenotaph Database [20 October 2013]; TDC headstone image, Pleasnt Point Cemetery [22 October 2013]

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