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Wattie Horton McKay

Portrait from The Weekly News; 20 August 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait from The Weekly News; 20 August 1941 - This image may be subject to copyright


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Wattie Horton AWMM
  • Surname
    McKay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Walter Horton McKAY Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 October 2023 - NZ BDM Birth Records
  • Service number
    5628 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    b. 5 April 1905 Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 October 2023 -
  • Place of birth
    Kaiti, Gisborne Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 October 2023 -
  • Birth notes
    Son of Albert Horton McKAY & Celia Kathleen McKAY (nee' Greening) Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 October 2023 -
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM 115 Frederick St., Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Rona McKay (wife), 115 Frederick St., Hastings, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Unknown AWMM Married AWMM
    • 1936 Wattie Horton McKAY married Maudie Te Aorere MOHI
      They had 1 daughter Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 8 October 2023 -


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    5628 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    WW2 POW - Unknown Prisoner of War Camp POW Deaths (R25405152)
    P.O.W. 5th Australian General Hospital AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died while Prisoner of War AWMM
    • 30 August 1941 AWMMOther, WWII AWMM
      P.O.W. 5th Australian General Hospital - GSW thigh. AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Wattie McKay was the son of Albert and Celia Kathleen McKay; husband of Rona McKay, of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    30 August 1941 AWMM
    Age 34 AWMM
    GreeceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Phaleron War Cemetery, Athens, Greece AWMM 8. B. 1. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Lieutenant Wattie H. McKay was an outstanding figure in sporting circles in Gisborne for some years. He represented Poverty Bay at hockey and football for several seasons, played Rugby for the Maoris against an Australian visiting team, and won honours in Wairoa and Hawke’s Bay after his departure from Gisborne. A school teacher at Waerenga-a-hika College at one time, he had a considerable degree of literary talent. Public - Lorraine Mona - Researcher - 9 November 2023 - N.Z.E.F. CASUALTIES
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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
09 November 2023Lorraine Mona Gisborne Researcher
07 April 2021SarahChristchurchResearcher
28 March 2020Benjamin Charlesc/o 2/47 Simon Ellice Drive Bayview Auckland 0629Direct descendant

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