Harry MacKay AWMM
Also known as
WWI 306 AWMM
28 February 1896 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra Oxford
, Canterbury Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
Date of birth
Place of birth
Address before enlistment
WW1 Pre 19 August 1914 AWMM Nunn Street, Benalla, Victoria, Australia AWMM
Post war occupation
Next of kin on embarkation
WW1 Angus K. Matheson, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
POW liberation details
POW serial number
- Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM
- Height, WWI AWMM
5' 9" AWMM
- Weight, WWI AWMM
154 lb AWMM
- He was born in Australia. It is not known when he came to New Zealand.
His name appears in the Nominal Roll of New Zealander's serving with the Australian Expeditionary Force compiled in 1915. In November 1916 he gained a transfer to the Royal Flying Corps.
Disembarked Suez, 20 December 1915.
Admitted to NZ General Hospital, Zeitoun, 16 January 1916 (influenza); transferred to Convalescent Camp, Zeitoun, 6 February 1916.
Posted to No 3 Company, New Zealand Engineers, Ismailia, 10 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British expeditionary Force, France, 7 April 1916.
Found guilty, 2 April 1917, of neglecting to obey an order; absent without leave: forfeited 4 days' pay.
Wounded in action, 5 October 1917 (slight); remained with unit; admitted to No 3 NZ Field Ambulance, 8 October 1917; discharged to duty and rejoined unit same day.
On leave to Paris, 5 February 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 15 February 1918.
Marched out to England for tour of duty, 7 July 1918.
Commenced return to New Zealand from Southampton on board HT 'Willochra', 8 March 1919; disembarked Wellington, 15 April 1919; discharged, 13 May 1919.
Total war service: 3 years 264 days (of which 3 years 205 days were abroad). AWMM
- This may be incorrect. If he was discharged 13 May 1919, he could not have died in Palestine in December 1917. Can this please be checked and rectified? Public - Lea - Researcher - 1 May 2018 - Auckland War Memorial Cenotaph record
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- Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
- NZEF Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra AWMM
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