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Murdoch Nish MacKAY

AddressSelborne Chambers, Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinWife, Mrs Margot G McKay, 18 North Road, Brighton, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date27 April 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name22nd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion


Unit: 22nd Battalion
Promotion date: 1 May 1915

Temporary MAJ

Unit: 22nd Battalion
Promotion date: 28 October 1915

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateKilled in Action 5 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 7), Ovillers-La-Boiselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Mary Henderson MacKAY; Wife: Margot Gordon MacKAY, Church Street, Malvern, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Proceeded to Gallipoli, 30 Auyust 1915. Disembarked at Alexandria from Mudros, 7 Januarg 1916. Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionarg Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 26 March 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded on Embarkation Roll as McKAY.

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