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Ernest McKAY

Regimental number1200
Date of birth17 May 1894
Place of birthBowen Bridge Road, Brisbane, Queensland
SchoolSt James (Catholic) School Valley, Queensland
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressBowen Bridge, Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Ernest McKay, Bowen Bridge, Brisbane, Queensland
Enlistment date13 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/16/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 4 October 1915
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularOne of the most popular boys in his regiment. Also a good footballer, in fact, one of the best all round players in Eygpt.
FateKilled in Action 25 September 1918
Place of death or woundingPalestine, Eygpt
Age at death23.5
Age at death from cemetery records23
Place of burialHaifa War Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 52), Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Ernest and Hannah MCKAY, Earl Terrace, Bowen Bridge Road, Brisbane

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