|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||3 Quarry Street, Paddington, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||28|
|Next of kin||Father, Mr J Mackay, 3 Quarry Street, Paddington, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||4th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/21/4|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||60th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||No known grave|
|Commemoration details||V.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James and Emma MACKAY, 122 Sutherland Street, Paddington, New South Wales|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Found guilty, Zeitoun, 13 March 1916, of conduct to the prejudice of good order and military discipline, viz. damaging property at 7.30 pm, 11 March: awarded paying cost of damage, 15 paistres.
Taken on strength, 56th Bn, Ferry Post, 20 April 1916.
Transferred to 15th Brigade, 15 May 1916, and taken on strength, 60th Bn, 18 May 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Reported Missing, 19 July 1916.
Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.
Note, Red Cross File No 1920601: 'No trace Germany. Cert. by Capt. Mills. 10.10.19.'Statement, 4937 Pte H. WILLIAMS, 60th Bn, undated [Sydney Bureau]; 'Informant states that Mackay was killed on 19th July, 1916, at Fleru Baix (sic), in France, during a charge in the German trenches. Informant was in the same Company with Mackay, and had previously been with him in the 4th Battalion[.] Informant was wounded alongside Mackay. Mackay was shot through the head. His dead body was lying in No Man's Land ... The charge failed as the Germans flooded the trenches and Mackays (sic) was left in No Man's Land. Informant was lying alongside Mackay's body for a day, and then crept into a shell hole, and on 22nd July an officer brought informant in.'
|Sources||NAA: B2455, MACKAY George
Red Cross File No 1920601