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The Hon. James Whiteside McCAY

Date of birth21 December 1864
OccupationBarrister and solicitor
AddressCampbell Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation49
Next of kinWife, Mrs Julia M McCay, Campbell Street, Castlemaine, Victoria
Previous military serviceUnattached List
Enlistment date15 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentColonel
Unit nameBrigade 2 Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/2/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A3 Orvieto on 21 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMAJ-GEN
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Infantry Brigade


Unit: HQ AIF Depots UK
Promotion date: 22 February 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)


Refers 25 April 1915.
Recommendation date: Unspecified


Recommendation date: 4 July 1915

Mention in Despatches

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

FateReturned to Australia 19 April 1919


CG 28
Source: 24/2/1916


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

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