Donald Mackay

Military Information

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  • Rank: Able Seaman
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  • Regiment/Service: S.S. Staffa
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Reserve
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  • Age at Death: 26
  • Date of Death: 01.04.1915
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Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Wick
  • Address: 10 Court Street, Dundee
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  • Mother:

    Agnes Mackay, 10 North Court St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James Mackay, 10 North Court St, Dundee

  • Siblings:


    George & Alfred

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More about Donald Mackay

According to the S.S. Staffa was attacked 30.03.1915 but provide no further details on this incident. It must be assumed that Donald died as a result of this attack, he is not listed on the C.W.G.C.

Donald is believed to be the brother of Sgt James Mackay, D.C.M. & M.M. 229409, 44th Battalion, Canadian Infantry, Pte George Mackay, 18931, 41st TRB, Gordon Highlanders & Pte Alfred Mackay, 387464, 727th Company, Labour Corps.

Donald MacKay was born in Wick and lived at 10 Court Street, Dundee. His death was reported in Deaths at Sea as supposed drowned at sea. The 1915 Crew List shows him as having served onboard the Liverpool registered North Point prior to joining the Staffa in London on 30 January 1915 and he was noted as having disappeared at sea on 1 April 1915.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson.

Further information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

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