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William John McKAY

Regimental number5441
Place of birthRichmond, Christchurch, New Zealand
SchoolFendalton Public School Christchurch, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia23
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMother, Mrs Louisa McKay, Braco Settlement, Fendalton Christchurch, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed in the 3rd Reinforcement Infantry, New Zealand
Enlistment date19 April 1916
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll21st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 23 September 1917
Place of death or woundingYpres, Belgium
Age at death25
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialMenin Road South Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row S, Grave No. 47), Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
94
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Daniel and Louisa Jane MCKAY. Native of Tendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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