(Service number 67759)
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|Date||27 May 1881||Place of Birth||Timaru|
|Address at Enlistment||18 Bolton Street, Wellington|
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|Marital Status||Married. One child|
|Next of Kin||Mrs Ursula Mary MacKAY (wife), 18 Bolton Street, Wellington|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
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|Date||9 October 1963||Age||82 years|
|Place of Death||Wellington|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Cremated; ashes interred Karori Cemetery, Wellington|
|Memorial Reference||Section PUBLIC2, Plot 311 1|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Alexander MacKay was the son of Murdoch and Margaret (née Anderson) MacKay, who came to New Zealand from Sutherlandshire, Scotland. He married Ursula Mary Harper on 23 December 1915 at Wellington. Their son, Gordon Stuart MacKay, was born on 22 December 1916 at Wellington.. A younger brother, Thomas Gordon MacKay, was killed in action on 11 December 1915 at Gallipoli. Another brother, James Robert MacKay, also served in World War I.
NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 March 2018]; Karori, Wellington, crematorium & cemetery records (Wellington City Council) [16 March 2018]
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