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Edward John McKAY

Regimental number354
Place of birthRockhampton Queensland
ReligionPlymouth Brethren
OccupationEngineer
Address409 Campbell Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, Edward Hector McKay, 409 Campbell Street, Rockhampton, Queensland
Enlistment date10 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
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 RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollArmy Provost Corps
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Croix de Guerre (France) (Altered from Military Cross)


Recommendation date: 18 August 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateDischarged 19 October 1919
Medals

Croix de Guerre (France)


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Croix de Guerre (France), 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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