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Alexander John McKay

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait (kindly provided by family) - This image may be subject to copyright

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Alexander John AWMM
  • Surname
    McKay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    25721 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
    10 April 1912 Public - Warren - Other relative - 21 November 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Place of birth
    Waipu Public - Warren - Other relative - 21 November 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM PO Box 250, Palmerston North, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mr C. McKay (father), Millbrook, Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 27 August 1940 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Greece, North Africa Public - Warren - Other relative - 21 November 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    25721 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Alexander McKay was the son of Christopher McKay and of Johanna McKay (nee McKay), of Waipu, New Zealand AWMM
    • Enlisted in Palmerston North 17 April 1940 (railway clerk, NZR Goods Road Service)
      Previous military training: 3 & 1/2 years college cadets;
      2 & 1/2 years territorials (8th Field Battery, Palmerston North)
      Entered Papakura Camp 16 May 1940
      Embarked in Wellington 27 Aug 1940
      Disembarked in Egypt 2 Oct 1940
      In NZ Gen Hospital 31 Oct to 8 Nov (influenza)
      Posted to 26 Battery, 4 Field Regiment 28 Nov 1940
      Embarked for Greece March 1941
      Reported safe in Egypt 18 May 1941
      Reported safe [after Operation Crusader] 12 Dec 1941
      Killed in action 9 Sept 1942 Public - Warren - Other relative - 21 November 2018 - Military Personnel File
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    9 September 1942 AWMM
    Age 30 AWMM
    Western DesertNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt AWMM II. F. 1A. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
      Military Service Record AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 3 (Embarkations from 1st July, 1940 to 31st March, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 3: WW2 297 AWMM

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
21 November 2018WarrenNorthland, NZOther relative

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