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Regimental number808
Place of birthBallarat, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressWhite Horse Road, Croydon, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 9"
Weight146 lbs
Next of kinEdith M. Mackay, White Horse Road, Croydon, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSurrey Hills, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, G Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Rolla Prov C
FateDied of disease 8 October 1918
Place of burialWoltemade Cemetery (Cem. 4, Block I, Brave No. 132A), Cape Town, South Africa
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Edith MACKAY, Croydon, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front, South Africa.

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 5 April 1915.

Wounded in action, Gallipoli, 20 August 1915; admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance, Anzac, 20 August 1915 (gunshot wound, thigh); transferred to HS 'Guildford Castle', 19 August 1915 [sic]; to No 21 General Hospital, Ras el Tin, 24 August 1915; to England, 15 September 1915; to Fulham Military Hospital, London, 24 September 1915; marched into Abbey Wood Depot, 11 October 1915.

Taken on strength of Anzac Provost Corps, Abbassia, Egypt, 3 April 1916.

Embarked Alexandria, 3 August 1916, and proceeded to England.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 February 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Etaples, 3 February 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 18 February 1917; taken on strength of Anzac Provost Police Corps, British Expeditionary Force, 20 February 1917.

Detached for duty with 1st Anzac Headquarters, 20 February 1917.

Detached to 2nd Australian Division, 28 February 1917.

Transferred to Anzac Provost Corps, England, for duty at Cape Town, South African, 24 July 1917.

Proceeded overseas to South Africa, 27 July 1917; disembarked Cape Town, 27 August 1917.

Disembarked Sierra Leone, 21 June 1918.

Embarked Sierra Leone, 6 July 1918; disembarked Cape Town, 20 July 1918, for duty in South Africa.

Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Maitland, 4 October 1918.

Died, 0610 hours, 8 October 1918 (Spanish influenza and pneumonia).

Buried at Woltemade Cemetery, 9 October 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACKAY Thomas

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