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James McKAY

Regimental number1101
Place of birthBallyming, Co Antrim, Ireland
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSydney, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation39
Height5' 8.5"
Weight190 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs O M McKay, 533 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date16 January 1917
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll8 January 1917
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameRailway Unit, Section 3
AWM Embarkation Roll number15/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 24 January 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll2nd Corporal
FateReturned to Australia 21 June 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)59th Railway Company
Discharge date23 September 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Adelaide on HMAT 'Militades', 24 January 1917; disembarked Devonport, England, 27 March 1917; allotted Regimental Number 1101, 6 April 1917; marched into 3rd Section Australian Railway Operating Division St. Lucia Barracks, Borden, 27 March 1917. Proceeded to France through Southampton with 59th Company, 11 May 1917; arrived in France, 12 May 1917; to be promoted to rank of T/Corporal, 26 August 1917; promoted to rank of 2nd Corporal, 26 November 1917; detached from unit, 3 June 1917; rejoined unit, 10 July 1918; proceeded to England on leave, 11 July 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 27 July 1918; proceeded to England on leave, 11 March 1919; rejoined unit from leave, 26 March 1919. Moved out from Australian General Base Depot, Havre, 1 May 1919; marched into No 3 Group, Codford, 2 May 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on HT 'Konig-in-Luise', 21 June 1919; disembarked Sydney, 16 August 1919. Discharged Sydney, 23 September 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKAY James

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