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David John McKAY

Regimental number28112
Place of birthEast Maitland, New South Wales
SchoolEast Maitland High School, New South Wales
ReligionCongregational
OccupationLibrary assistant
Address14 Great Buckingham Street, Redfern, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, D McKay, 209 High Street, West Maitland, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Cadets
Enlistment date5 September 1916
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 5, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/112/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916
FateKilled in Action 15 November 1917
Place of death or woundingDickebusch, Ypres Belgium
Age at death21.10
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialThe Huts Cemetery (Plot XIV, Row D, Grave No. 5), Dickebusch, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
12
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: David and Susan MCKAY, 299 High Street, West Maitland, New South Wales

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