Robert Hugh MCKAY

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MCKAY, Robert Hugh

Service Number: SX15805
Enlisted: 30 December 1941, Wayville, SA
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd/7th Independent Company
Born: Wilcannia, New South Wales, 25 April 1909
Home Town: Wilcannia, Central Darling, New South Wales
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Shearer
Died: Killed in action, Papua, 12 January 1943, aged 33 years
Cemetery: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Lae Memorial
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World War 2 Service

30 Dec 1941: Enlisted 2nd AIF WW 2, Wayville, SA
30 Dec 1941: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX15805, Enlistment/Embarkation WW2
1 Mar 1942: Involvement 2nd AIF WW 2, Private, SN SX15805, 2nd/7th Independent Company

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Biography

Father ____ and Mother Margaret Ann Maden.

Wife      Alice Jane McKay, living at Woore Street, Wilcannia, New South Wales

Described on enlisting as 32 years 8 months old; married; brown hair; blue eyes;
Roman Catholic

30/12/1941    Enlisted at Wayville, South Australia

15/1/1942      taken on strength into 3TB from RRD

11/5/1942      detached to 2/4 Ord stks Company

1/6/1942        marched out from 3T Btn to 10th Battalion

8/6/1942        entrained from SA to NSW

18/7/1942      entrained from NSW to VIC
                     transferred to Independent Corps, VIC

20/7/1942      transferred to Australian Guer Warfare School

20/9/1942      posted to 7th Indendent Company

4/10/1942      Emplaned at Townsville and deplaned at Port Moresby

 

11/1/1943      died in action (33 years old)
                     as a Private in the Australian Infantry, 2/7 Independent Company

26/3/1943      AIF stated he was buried at:  Observation Hill
                                                               North-South of Mubo

Later NO KNOWN GRAVE

His name is commemorated on Panel No.2 at the Lae Memorial, within the Lae War Cemetery,
Lae, New Guinea.

Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  29/3/2015.  Lest we forget.

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