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Archibald Alfred John McKAY

Regimental number489
Place of birthBoonah Queensland
ReligionChurch of Christ
OccupationFarmer
AddressDugandale, via Ipswich, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Alexander John Tait Mckay, Boonah, Queensland
Enlistment date23 June 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 RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Divisional Signal Company
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Date of death14 January 1939
Place of burialBoonah Cemetery

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