MacKAY, Hugh Halbertson
(Service number 6/498)

First Rank Private Last Rank Sergeant Major


Date 23 September 1889 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Mr A. SUTHERLAND, Sutherlands
Occupation Farm labourer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Robert MacKAY (mother), Reay Lodge, Khandallah, Wellington
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Infantry Battalion
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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 4 August 1950 Age 60 years
Place of Death Wellington
Memorial or Cemetery Karori Cemetery, Wellington
Memorial Reference Soldiers Section, Plot 16 X/3
New Zealand Memorials Cave War Memorial - Those who offered their lives by serving overseas

Biographical Notes

Hugh Halbertson Mackay was the son of Donald Murray and Roberta (Robertas, née Patterson) Mackay. Hugh was educated at Waikouaiti School, moving to Wellington in 1899. His mother who was his nominated next-of-kin, died on 31 May 1916. Advice was to be sent also to his brother, J. P. (John Paterson) Mackay, Alexandra Road, Khandallah.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 April 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [23 April 2019]; karori Cemetery, Wellington, headstone image (Wellington City Council) [23 April 2019]

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