Robert MACKAY

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MACKAY, Robert

Service Number: 1698
Enlisted: 10 May 1915, Enlisted at Melbourne
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 15th Light Trench Mortar Battery
Born: Elgin, Sotland, United Kingdom, 1883
Home Town: Footscray, Maribyrnong, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stereotyper
Died: Killed in action, France, 30 October 1916
Cemetery: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval
Plot V11, Row H, Grave 14
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

10 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1698, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Melbourne
16 Jul 1915: Involvement Private, SN 1698, 22nd Infantry Battalion
16 Jul 1915: Embarked Private, SN 1698, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Demosthenes, Melbourne
5 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal
24 Jul 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal
30 Oct 1916: Involvement Corporal, SN 1698, 15th Light Trench Mortar Battery

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Arrived in Australia 1911c.

son of Joseph Patterson Mackay and Christine McLeod Mackay of Caithnessshire, Scotland

Husband of Elizabeth Mackay of 111 Nicholson Street, Footscray; father of William Mackay

8 September 1915 - to hospital with a crushed toe

30 September 1915 - charged with using obscene langause and failing to obey an order. Fined 7 days full pay

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal