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Joseph Patrick McKAY

Regimental number221
Place of birthYarrawonga, Victoria
SchoolSacred Heart (Catholic) School Yarrawonga, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressYarrawonga, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinMother, Mrs A McKay, Yarrawonga, Victoria
Enlistment date11 September 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name8th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/13/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Light Horse Regiment
FateDrowned 27 January 1919
Place of death or woundingMoascar (Accidently Drowned)
Age at death28
Place of burialIsmailia War Memorial Cemeterey (Row B, Grave No. 86), Egypt
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edward and Annie MCKAY, Telford Street, Yarrawonga, Victoria
Family/military connectionsPTE, GF McKay 845, BR, returned wounded.

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