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


Noulette Communal Cemetery
Pas de Calais, France


From the 21st Battalion War Diary

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