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5605: Pte Alexander McKay, Royal Scots Fusiliers

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posted on 2024-01-18, 10:42 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Alexander McKay was my uncle (Father's brother). He was the third son of Alexander McKay and Jessie Bruce of Pulteneytown, Wick, Caithness, Scotland. He was born on 13th January 1890. His parents married on 24th September 1885 at Wick. His father was a fisherman. Alexander McKay (son) served in the First World War in the 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers with service number 16894. He died on 28 September 1915 at the battle of Loos aged 25 and is commemorated at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

History

Name of contributor(s)

John Murray McKay

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Alexander McKay. Private, 1st Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

28/09/1915

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Wick, Caithness, Scotland. Loos, Belgium. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Object(s)

1. Photograph of Alexander McKay. 1 image. 2. Commemorative Certificate for Alexander McKay from CWGC. 1 image. 3. Details and tombstone inscription for Alexander McKay from CWGC. 1 image.

Community Collection Day

Gordon Highlanders Museum, Aberdeen (27/02/19)

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