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Lachlan MACKAY

Regimental number23072
Place of birthTain, Scotland
Other NamesMackay, L
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressBrisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation42
Next of kinBrother, W Mackay, Tain, Ross Shire, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed in the Tain Volunteers for 4 years.
Enlistment date9 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit name9th Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/36(a)/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 11 May 1916
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll6th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 27 September 1917
Date of death20 December 1918
Place of burialCairns Cemetery (Portion Presbyterian, Section D, Grave No. 291), Queensland
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
14
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Death due to service. Plaque in Garden of Remembrance, Queensland. Son of Mr William MACKAY, Tain, Rosshire, Scotland
Discharge date26 December 1918
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 11 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 10 July 1916. Transferred to 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column, 30 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 24 July 1916; taken on strength, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, 8 April 1917.

To hospital, 25 June 1917 (Bronchitis; gas); transferred to England, 13 July 1917 (tubercular lung);admitted to Tooting Military Hospital, 14 July 1917. Transferred to No. 1 Auxiliary Hospital, 28 July 1917; discharged, 2 August 1917, and granted furlough to 16 August 1917, to report to No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth.

Commenced return to Australia on board 'Suevic', 27 September 1917; disembarked Melbourne, 18 November 1917, for overland travel to Queensland; discharged, 26 December 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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