Thomas McKay

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 19607
  • Rank: Rifleman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • 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

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Carluke
  • Address: 5 Murray Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Foreman, Jam Maker, Lindley & Lows Jam Factory, Dundee
  • Mother:

    Jeanie Gow McKay, “Ancona” Murray St, Dundee

  • Father:

    James McKay, “Ancona” Murray St, Dundee

  • Siblings:

    Alfred, James, Bert, Sydney, George & Ethel

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Thomas McKay

Thomas has no known grave but is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.

Tom McKay   19607   King’s Royal Rifles


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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