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Ronald John Leslie McKAY

Regimental number5410
Place of birthJamestown, South Australia
SchoolHacklin's Corner Public School, Spalding, South Australia
AddressJamestown, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMother, Mrs E McKay, Jamestown, South Australia
Enlistment date7 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Battalion, 17th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/27/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 11 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 15 August 1918
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death20.6
Age at death from cemetery records20
Place of burialDaours Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 26), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commeorated in Jamestown Cemetery, South Australia; inscription reads: 'He laid down his life for his friends. 'Parents: Hugh (d. 21 September 1910, aged 68; bu. Jamestown Cemetery) and Ellen MCKAY (d. aged 68; bu. Jamestown Cemetery), Jamestown, South Australia
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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