William MACKAY

Badge Number: 824, Sub Branch: Brighton
824

MACKAY, William

Service Number: 324
Enlisted: 21 August 1914
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 3rd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Blanchetown, Mid Murray, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Stockman
Died: Killed In Action, 23 February 1942, place of death not yet discovered, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Centennial Park Cemetery, South Australia
Memorials: Adelaide River Northern Territory Memorial, Blanchetown & District WW1 Memorial, Hackney St Peter's College Honour Board
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 324, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
22 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 324, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
22 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 324, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Port Lincoln, Adelaide
9 May 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 324, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Embarked at Gallipoli 9 May 1915
20 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 324, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Disembarkation from Gallipoli Campaign and sent to Alexandria, Egypt.
12 May 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Promoted Lance Corporal at Giza
23 Sep 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Promoted at Romani, Egypt
11 Nov 1918: Involvement Sergeant, SN 324, 3rd Light Horse Regiment
25 Dec 1918: Embarked AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 324, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Embarkation to Australia, disembarked at Port of Darwin.
23 Feb 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Sergeant, SN 324, 3rd Light Horse Regiment, Reason for Discharge: Cessation of hostilities. Total Service 4 Years. 187 Days, Total Service Abroad 4 Years 65 Days.

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

Hospital Ship Manunda (Melbourne) 
Australian Merchant Navy

Husband of Marion Cunningham Mackay, of Strathfield, New South Wales.