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Joseph MacKAY

Regimental number3852
Place of birthChristchurch, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
Age at embarkation31.11
Height5' 5.25"
Weight119 lbs
Next of kinBrother, R. MacKay, 467 Tuam Street, Christchurch, New Zealand
Previous military serviceServed in the Volunteers for 3 years.
Enlistment date28 July 1915
Place of enlistmentNewcastle, New South Wales
Unit name13th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/30/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 October 1916
Discharge date23 March 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Allotted to and proceeded to join 45th Bn, 6 March 1916.

Transferred to 12th Brigade Machine Gun Company, 25 March 1916; taken on strength, Tel el Kebir, 26 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 11 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 6 August 1916 (shrapnel wound, right knee), abnd admitted to No 2 Field Ambulance; transferred same day top Casualty Clearing Station, and thence to 6th General Hospital, Rouen; to England, 13 September 1916, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, 14 October 1916 (wound: mild); discharged, 16 October 1916.

Commenced return to Australia from Southampton on board HS 'Karoola', 16 October 1916; disembarked Sydney, 3 December 1916; discharged (medically unfit), Melbourne, 23 March 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsName does not appear on Embarkation Roll.
SourcesNAA: B2455, MacKAY Joseph

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