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Full Name
John Robert Mackay
Rank Last Held
Rifleman
Forename(s)
John Robert
Surname
Mackay
War
World War I, 1914-1918
Serial No.
25/661
Gender
Male
First Known Rank
Rifleman
Occupation before Enlistment
Railway clerk
Next of Kin
Mrs Mary Mackay (mother), Cllfton, Invercargill, New Zealand
Body on Embarkation
New Zealand Rifle Brigade
Embarkation Unit
3rd Battalion, D Company
Embarkation Date
5 February 1916
Place of Embarkation
Wellington, New Zealand
Transport
HMNZT 42
Vessel
Ulimaroa
Destination
Suez, Egypt
Nominal Roll Number
24
Page on Nominal Roll
16
Last Unit Served
New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 3rd Battalion, 3rd
Place of Death
Somme, France
Date of Death
15 September 1916
Age at Death
24
Year of Death
1916
Cause of Death
Killed in action
Memorial Name
Caterpillar Valley (New Zealand) Memorial, Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Biographical Notes
John Mackay was the son of Mary S. Mackay, of Avon Rd., Clifton, Invercargill, New Zealand, and the late Mr. W. G. Mackay.
Archives NZ source
Military personnel file
Sources Used
  • Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington: Govt. Printer, 1917
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission. URL: http://www.cwgc.org

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