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Robert McKay

Headstone of Private Robert McKay (6763). Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. New Zealand War Graves Trust (FRDE3484). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.

Headstone of Private Robert McKay (6763). Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. New Zeala …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Robert AWMM
  • Surname
    McKay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • 5389 AWMM
    • 5384 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 13 Van Dieman Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs A.K. McKay (mother), 13 Van Dieman Street, Nelson, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Unknown AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1941 Crete AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 5389 AWMM
    • 5384 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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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
    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Robert McKay was the son of William David and Ann Kinnear McKay, of Murchison, New Zealand.

    CWGC shows Service Number 5384 AWMM

Death

About death

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  • Death
    27 May 1941 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
    CreteGreece AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Suda Bay War Cemetery, Crete, Greece AWMM 12. C. 11. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/936892
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.113 AWMM
    • Sinclair, D. (1954). 19 Battalion and Armoured Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Department of Internal Affairs, War History Branch. AWMM

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26 April 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher

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