Albert John MCKAY

MCKAY, Albert John

Service Numbers: R580, 580
Enlisted: 25 August 1914, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Rosewater, South Australia , date not yet discovered
Home Town: Port Adelaide, Port Adelaide Enfield, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of wounds, France, 15 June 1917, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Plot VI, Row F, Grave No. 5. His name is commemorated with his parents at the Cheltenham Cemetery, SA.,
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Port Adelaide St Paul's Church Memorial Alcove
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World War 1 Service

25 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
20 Oct 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, HMAT Ascanius A11
28 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, R580, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Anchises embarkation_ship_number: A68 public_note: ''
28 Aug 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, R580, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Anchises, Adelaide
15 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 580, 10th Infantry Battalion, --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 580 awm_unit: 10 Battalion awm_rank: Private awm_died_date: 1917-06-15
Date unknown: Involvement 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Father John McKay  and  Mother Mary McKay
he last lived with his parents at College Street, Portland Estate, Port Adelaide, SA.

Described on enlisting as 23 years old; single;
Church of England

25/8/1914       Enlisted in Adelaide, South Australia

20/10/1914     Embarked from Outer Harbour, Port Adelaide on board  HMAT Ascanius A11
                      as a Private with the 10th Infantry Battalion



15/6/1917       died of wounds received in action
buried in:        Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
                      Plot VI, Row F, Grave No. 5, France

His name is commemorated on the grave of his parents, in Cheltenham Cemetery, SA.


Sourced and submitted by Julianne T Ryan.  14/4/2015.  Lest we forget.