MacKAY, James Robert
(Service number 9/1200)

Aliases Enlisted as James Robert McKAY.
First Rank Trooper Last Rank Trooper


Date 10 October 1884 Place of Birth Temuka

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Waikaia
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Margaret McKAY (mother), Hydehome, Waikaia, Southland
Religion Presbyterian
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 Otago Mounted Rifles
Date 14 August 1915
Transport Tofua
Embarked From Wellington Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Otago Mounted Rifles

Military Awards

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Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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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 1 November 1969 Age 85 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Gore Cemetery
Memorial Reference RSA Area, Block 102, Plot 93
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Robert MacKay was the son of Murdoch and Margaret (née Anderson) MacKay, who came to New Zealand from Sutherlandshire, Scotland. He married Margaret Elizabeth Matheson in 1918.. A younger brother, Thomas Gordon MacKay, was killed in action on 11 December 1915 at Gallipoli. An older brother, Alexander MacKay, also enlisted.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [11 March 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [16 March 2018]; Gore Cemetery records (Gore District Council & Gore Branch NZSG) [16 March 2018]

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