William Roy (William Robert) MCKAY

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MCKAY, William Roy (William Robert)

Service Number: 1788
Enlisted: 2 January 1915, Rutherglen, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 14th Infantry Battalion
Born: Christmastown, Victoria, January 1896
Home Town: Rutherglen, Indigo, Victoria
Schooling: Rutherglen Higher Elementary School
Occupation: Electrician
Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli, 8 August 1915
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Lone Pine Memorial to the Missing, Rutherglen War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Jan 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1788, Rutherglen, Victoria
20 Mar 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1788, 14th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Mar 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1788, 14th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
26 May 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1788, 14th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
8 Aug 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1788, 14th Infantry Battalion, The August Offensive - Lone Pine, Suvla Bay, Sari Bair, The Nek and Hill 60 - Gallipoli

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

Embarkation Roll (www.awm.gov.au) has incorrectly recorded middle name as Robert