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John Mackay

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Portrait John Mackay (8/1564) - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait John Mackay (8/1564) - No known copyright restrictions

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Mackay AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1564 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 November 1893 AWMM ScotlandUnited Kingdom AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Pre 11 November 1914 AWMM Excelsior Hotel, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 D. Mackay (father), Ardineaskain, Loch Carron, Ross-shire, Scotland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 14 February 1915 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 8/1564 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 11 November 1914 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    Cook/Military AWMM
    OtagoNew Zealand 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
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 feet 11 inches AWMM
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Shrapnel wound to knee, admitted Hospital ship 'Devanhar', later admitted to NZ General Hospital, Cairo. AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • According to his grandson, Rick, 'John Mackay left Scotland, at the age of 18, and worked his passage to New Zealand as the ship's cook. He settled in Dunedin and worked as a cook for R. Mackenzie at the Excelsior Hotel. He enlisted and was declared fit for service on 11 November 1914, exactly 58 years to the day before his grandsons were born.

    He served three months in Gallipoli before being wounded and invalided back to New Zealand. He was 21 years old.'

    Rick thinks his grandfather saw action on Chunuk Bair in early August. The Otago Battalion took over from the Wellington Battalion on the night of 8 August. Otago held the lower slopes of Chunuk Bair for 24 hours with the Wellington Mounteds.

    John was wounded during this time on 9 August 1915. AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    20 May 1979 AWMM
    Age 84 AWMM
    NapierHawkes Bay AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Wharerangi Cemetery, Napier, New Zealand AWMM Ashes Inground Plaque Sec 26 Plot 13 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference

Memorials

Memorial

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  • Always remembered Grampy Mac - Dave
    Public - Dave - Child - 24 April 2020
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  • Grampy Mac, I have your great grand daughter, Jojo, showing great interest in your service on Gallipoli. She asks all sorts of questions. I'll be sure to keep her interest alive so your service is not forgotten. Rick
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