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Lachlan MACKAY

Regimental number1381
Place of birthLutwych, Queensland
OccupationTimber worker
Addressc/o Kenneth D Mackay, Union Street, Nundah, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinBrother, R Mackay, Union Street, Nundah, Queensland
Enlistment date4 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name9th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/26/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 13 February 1917
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Queensland Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date23 May 1917
Family/military connectionsBrother: 55669 Pte Kenneth Donald MACKAY, 7th General Service Reinforcements, returned to Australia, 13 July 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Joined unit at Gallipoli, 2 May 1915.

Admitted to 18th Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 11 December 1915 (debility); transferred to No. 3 Australian General Hospital, 11 December 1915. Transferred to No. 6 Convalescent Hospital, Alexandria, 18 January 1916. Discharged, 26 January 1916; admitted to Base Depot, Mustapha, 27 January 1916. Rejoined Bn, Serapeum, 3 March 1916. Transferred to Pioneer Bn, 11 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 26 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 2 April 1916.

Wounded in action, 4 June 1916 (rifle bullet, left hand: slight); transferred to England, 8 August 1916, and admitted to Chatham Military Hospital, 9 June 1916. Transferred to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 28 June 1916.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Ulysses' from Plymouth, 13 February 1917; discharged, 23 May 1917.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death27 August 1973

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