This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 19607
- Rank: Rifleman
- Regiment/Service: Kings Royal Rifle Corps
- Unit/Ship: 2nd Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 23
- Date of Death: 20.08.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial
- Grave/Mem Ref no: Pier & Face 13A & 13B
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Carluke
- Address: 5 Murray Street, Dundee
- Occupation: Foreman, Jam Maker, Lindley & Lows Jam Factory, Dundee
Jeanie Gow McKay, “Ancona” Murray St, Dundee
James McKay, “Ancona” Murray St, Dundee
Alfred, James, Bert, Sydney, George & Ethel
More about Thomas McKay
Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
Tom McKay 19607 King’s Royal Rifles
DUNDEE RIFLEMAN KILLED IN ACTION.
The sad news of the death in action on 20th August of their eldest son, Rifleman Tom M’Kay, of the King’s Royal Rifles, has been received by Mr and Mrs James M’Kay, “Ancona”, Murray Street, Dundee.
Rifleman M’Kay enlisted in March of this year, and was sent out to the front in June. A month later he sustained a slight wound, but after a short time in hospital was able to rejoin his regiment. The deceased soldier, who was 23 years of age, was prior to enlistment employed as a foreman fruit preserver by Lindsay & Low, Ltd., Dundee, of which Mr M’Kay is manger.
Two sons of Mr and Mrs M’Kay are still serving. Alfred is in the Royal Naval Division, while James is in the Royal Garrison Artillery.
Dundee Courier 4th September 1916
Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell
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