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William James McKAY

Regimental number785
Place of birthHoskingtown, New South Wales
SchoolBungendore Public School, New South Wales
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationCommercial traveller
AddressGidleigh, Bungendore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Maude Margaret McKay, Hope Farm, Koorawatha, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed as Sergeant-Major in the 11th Light Horse
Enlistment date15 October 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A1 Hymettus on 8 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll7th Light Horse Regiment
FateDied of disease 16 August 1915
Place of death or woundingGallipoli (died of Illness)
Age at death28
Place of burialEast Mudros Military Cemetery (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 97), Greece. Entry also recorded in Memorial Register No. 6, Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Son of John and Mary Ann McKay. Husband of H.M.M. Lamont (formerly McKay) of 'Dunwandrin', Old Windsor Road, Toongabbie, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: Pte J McKAY, killed in action 7 August 1915

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