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John Alexander MACKAY

Regimental number564
Place of birthGlasgow Scotland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address'Rothesay', Merton Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs. George Mackay, 'Rothesay,' Merton Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date2 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name31st Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/48/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 9 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915
Two ships left from Melbourne carrying the 31st Battalion Headquarters and Companies A, B, C and D: HMAT A62, 'Wandilla', on 9 November 1915 and HMAT A41, 'Bakara', on 5 November 1915. It is not possible from the Embarkation Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Rank from Nominal RollRegimental Quartermaster Sergaent
Unit from Nominal Roll31st Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 April 1918
Age at death from cemetery records28
Place of burialQuerrieu British Cemetery (Row A, Grave No. 17), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
119
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Margaret MACKAY, Merton Street, Sout Brisbane, Queensland. Native of Glasgow, Scotland
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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