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Gilbert James McKay

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Gilbert James AWMM
  • Surname
    McKay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Mac AWMM
  • Service number
    • NZ416127 AWMM
    • 70718 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    23 August 1909 AWMM TaihapeManawatu-Wanganui AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
  • Post war occupation
    Royal New Zealand Air Force/Civilian AWMM
    Royal New Zealand Air Force, Air Training Corps (ATC) AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Violet McKay (mother), c/o The Rose Bowl, Bowen Street, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 8 January 1942 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    • Officer Training Unit (OTU) Patricia Bay, No IX Depot, Halifax, Canada AWMM
    • Wireless Operator (T/Flt/Sgt W.A.G. Spec Group) AWMM
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWII AWMM
      Warrant Officer McKay sustained injuries to both knees and was admitted to Winnipeg Station Hospital, and then to PM RAF Hospital, Halton, North Yorkshire, England. AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Basilar artery thrombosis (Stroke) AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was reengaged after being discharged AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    1 December 1963 AWMM
    Age 54 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Karori Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand AWMM Lot 71, Path 2/5 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Dominiion 2 December 1963 AWMM
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  • Memorial reference



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  • You'll always be remembered and honoured as a loving husband and father by Beryl, Robyn & John.
    Public - Robyn - Child - 12 April 2015



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    This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM


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12 April 2015RobynAuckland, New ZealandChild
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