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Francis Theodore McKAY

Regimental number427
Date of birth14 June 1885
Place of birthRockhampton, Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationShearer
AddressRockhampton, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMother, Mrs Sarah Grace McKay, Depot Hill, Rockhampton, Queensland
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date26 October 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name42nd Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/59/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A30 Borda on 5 June 1916
FateKilled in Action 26 May 1917
Place of burialStrand Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 7), Ploegsteert, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
135
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Sydney, 5 June 1916; disembarked Southampton, 23 July 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 25 November 1916.

Admitted to 10th Australian Field Ambulance, 3 January 1917 (mumps); transferred to 7th General Hospital, St Omer, 3 January 1917; discharged to duty, 23 January 1917.

Wounded in action (remained at duty), 13 April 1917.

Killed in action, 26 May 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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