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Reuben David McKay

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Gravestone, Featherston Cemetery (photo kindly provided by Adele Pentony Graham) - No known copyright restrictions

Gravestone, Featherston Cemetery (photo kindly provided by Adele Pentony Graham) - No known copyrigh …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Reuben David AWMM
  • Surname
    McKay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • WWI 57741 AWMM
    • WWI 57714 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    22 December 1894 Noel Smith and Lyn Griffiths research
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM C/o T. Maindonald Rowan AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs L. McKay (mother), Fendalton, Christchurch, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 57741 AWMM
    • WWI 57714 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Cheese maker/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died from influenza AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Private Reuben McKay was the son of Louisa Jane McKay and Daniel McKay, of Fendalton, Christchurch.

    Prior to enlistment he was employed by Te Ngutu Dairy Company as a cheesemaker.

    Incorrectly recorded WW1 serial number as 57714 on CWGC database and gravestone. AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    14 November 1918 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    FeatherstonWellington AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Featherston Cemetery, Western Lake Road, Featherston, Wairarapa, New Zealand AWMM Grave 622 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Memorial name
    Featherston Cemetery Memorial, Featherston, New Zealand AWMM

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Sources

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