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William Elphinstone KAY

Date of birth3 January 1888
Place of birthGlen Innes New South Wales
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressM A, "Balmoral", Awaba Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, R R Kay, M A, 'Balmoral', Awaba Street, Mosman, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military service7th Australian Army Medical Corps
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit name1st Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board TRANSPORT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps


Unit: MED FA1
Promotion date: 20 August 1914

Temporary MAJ

Unit: MED AGH3
Promotion date: 15 October 1915


Promotion date: 8 June 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 30706 (28 May 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165 (24 October 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918

Distinguished Service Order

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173
Date: 7 November 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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