William Laurence (William Lawrence) MCKAY


MCKAY, William Laurence (William Lawrence)

Service Number: 884
Enlisted: 1 September 1914, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1892
Home Town: Sydney, City of Sydney, New South Wales
Schooling: Cleveland Street, Public School, Sydney,New South Wales
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Gallipoli, 5 July 1915
Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli
Plot 1, Row B, Grave 6 Father McAuliffe officiated
Tree Plaque: Not yet discovered
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 884, 4th Infantry Battalion, Enlisted at Sydney, NSW
20 Oct 1914: Involvement Private, SN 884, 4th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli
20 Oct 1914: Embarked Private, SN 884, 4th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Euripides, Sydney

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Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Hector T. and Margaret (Maggie) McKay of 22 Cleveland Street, Sydney, NSW

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