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George McKAY

Place of birthOamaru, New Zealand
Age on arrival in Australia19
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationDriller and engineer
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinWife, Mrs J M McKay, 179 Park Street, Parkville, Melbourne, Victoria
Previous military serviceServed in the Duntroon Rifles, New Zealand
Enlistment date15 October 1915
Place of enlistmentNarrabri, New South Wales
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name4th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/21/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 22 August 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
FateDied of wounds 6 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialGrevillers British Cemetery (Plot III, Row E, Grave No. 16), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Mary MCKAY; husband of Jessie MCKAY, 179 Park Street, Parkville, Victoria
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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