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Adam Bruce MACKAY

Regimental number2601
Place of birthWarrnambool Victoria
OccupationStation manager
AddressLonglands Station, Coongoola, Western Line, Queensland
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Edith May Mackay, Seaton, Campbell Street, Bowen Hills, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date27 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 17 November 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Lieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll42nd Battalion
FateDied of wounds 4 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialVignacourt British Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 1), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Warrnambool Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Thomas and Marie Elizabeth MACKAY; husband of Edith May MACKAY, Queen Street, Brisbane. Native of Warrnambool, Victoria

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a support platoon during an attack. He successfully kept up communications between the various parties, promptly informing his C.O. of the different phases of the situation, quite heedless of enemy machine gun fire at less than 50 yards.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 185
Date: 27 November 1918

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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