Alexander Mckay
 

Nov 9, 1881

Born Kenneth and Eliza McKay at Inverkeithing, Fife Scotland

 

Dec 3, 1915

Attested into the 135th Battalion at London Ontario 

Ø      Number 802140

Ø      Next of kin given as Eliza McKay (mother) of 14 Alma St, Inverkeithing, Fife Scotland

Ø      Previous occupation given as Stonecutter

Ø      No previous military experience given

Ø      Religion given as Presbyterian

Ø      Assigned to “B” Company 

The Battalion trained at Camp Borden Ontario

 

Aug 18, 1916

Left Camp Borden by train for Halifax Nova Scotia

 

Aug 21, 1916

Embarked the RMS Olympic at Halifax Nova Scotia

 

 

Aug 30, 1916

Disembarked at Liverpool England and proceeded to the Witley Camp 

He was TOS (Taken On Strength) the 116th Battalion at the Witley Camp

 

Dec 22, 1916

Posted to the 21st Battalion

 

Dec 23, 1916

Arrived at the CBD (Canadian Base Depot) at Le Havre France and TOS the 21st Battalion

 

Aug 15, 1917       Killed in Action during the heavy fighting at Hill 70

 

Aix-
Noulette Communal Cemetery
Pas de Calais, France

 

From the 21st Battalion War Diary



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