MacKAY, Alexander
(Service number 67759)

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Date 27 May 1881 Place of Birth Timaru

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Date Age
Address at Enlistment 18 Bolton Street, Wellington
Occupation Waterside worker
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Marital Status Married. One child
Next of Kin Mrs Ursula Mary MacKAY (wife), 18 Bolton Street, Wellington
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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

Biographical Notes

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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