|Place of birth||St Arnaud, Victoria|
|Address||St Arnaud, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||30|
|Next of kin||Father, Donald McKay, Portree Farm, Beasleye Bridge via St Arnaud, Victoria|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Melbourne, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||37th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/54/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||37th Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 20 October 1916; trans-shipped to HT 'Borda' at Sierra Leone, 3 December 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 January 1917; marched into 10th Training Bn, 10 January 1917.
Admitted to Fargo Military Hospital, 26 January 1917 (bronchitis); transferred to Sutton Veny, 16 February 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 14 April 1917.
Marched into 10th Training Bn, 14 April 1917.
Proceeded overseas to France, 16 July 1917; marched into 3rd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Rouelles, no date stated.
Proceeded to unit, 2 August 1917; taken on strength of 37th Bn, 5 August 1917.
On leave to England, 10 March 1918; rejoined unit, 4 April 1918.
Wounded in action, 12 June 1918; admitted to No 10 Field Ambulance, 12 June 1918; transferred to No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, 12 June 1918 (shrapnel wound right leg and left shoulder); to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 24 June 1918; to England, 16 July 1918; to Beaufort War Hospital, 17 July 1918 (shrapnel wound arm and amputated; shrapnel wound leg and amputated, severe); to No 2 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, 17 December 1918; discharged, 5 January 1919.
Commenced return to Australian on board HT 'Kanowna', 5 January 1919; disembarked Melbourne, 7 March 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit), 10 September 1920.
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDeath attributed to war service.
|Date of death|
|Place of burial||St Arnaud Cemetery, Victoria|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McKAY Samuel|