Alfred Annandale Mackay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Broughty Ferry
  • Service no: 366037
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Unit/Ship: 109th Siege Battery
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death:
  • Date of Death: 05.04.1918
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: II.E.9.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: 29.12.1896
  • Address: Station House, West Ferry
  • Occupation: Sub Editor, Weekly News, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Barbara J. Mackay, Station House, West Ferry

  • Father:

    William Mackay, Station House, West Ferry

  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Alfred Annandale Mackay

Alfred was a former pupil of Grove Academy, Broughty Ferry and is remembered on the Schools War Memorial.

“Courier” Employee Killed.

News reached Mr Wm. Mackay, West Ferry Station, yesterday that his only son, Corporal Alfred Mackay. R.G.A., had been killed in action.  Corporal Mackay joined the literary staff of the “Courier” in 1911, subsequently becoming a sub-editor of the “Weekly News.”  He enlisted in Kitchener’s Army in 1915, and had been through much heavy fighting at the front.  He was recently home on furlough.  Corporal Mackay was a keen sportsman, and was well known as a footballer and cricketer in Broughty Ferry.  He was of a very genial disposition, and his death will be deeply regretted by a wide circle of friends.

Dundee Courier 13th April 1918

Additional information kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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