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Albert Edgar MACKAY

Regimental number1028
Place of birthWarragul, Victoria
ReligionChurch of England
AddressViolet Town, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinFather, Charles Mackay, Violet Town, Victoria
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 12 May 1919
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Peter Dennis

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He located an enemy sniper's position in a very daring manner, and on his own initiative proceeded to crawl along the side of a bank for 150 yards, shooting one and making the other a prisoner. This action was performed under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death19 April 1982
Age at death90
Place of burialTarcutta Cemetery, New South Wales

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