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McKay, Alexander (5165)

Place of Birth: Tallarook, VIC

Age: 28 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Friday, 24 December 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 5165 view online service record

168 George Street
Fitzroy, VIC

Next of Kin:
William McKay (father)
168 George Street
Fitzroy, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Saturday, 4 March 1916
Ship: HMAT Anchises A68
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion – 16th Reinforcements

KIA: Thursday, 10 August 1916
Place: France

Next of Kin later at 68 Spring Street, Port Melbourne

Private, 14th Infantry, killed in action 10 August, 1916, France, aged 28, commemorated Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Beaumont Hamel, Picardie, France

5165  (Parents: William McKAY and ?, born Tallarook, educated Tallarook SS. Enlisted as a 28 year-old railway repairer at 168 Gore Street, Fitzroy, but with his father at 18 Spring Street, Port Melbourne, the address shown when Casualty Lists were issued. They were back in Macedon when the circular was issued, Avenel shown as their late son’s place of association)

Additional Research by Brian Membrey

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