Monday 13 December 2010

Private Thomas McKay

Born on 16 June 1895 in Manchester, England - brother of William Albert McKay, Toronto, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: present address same as brother; trade as plumber's improver; single; no current or previous military service; Roman Catholic; height of 5 feet 6 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded; fair complexion; hazel eyes; dark brown hair.

Joined the 109th Battalion, CEF, in Lindsay, Ontario, on 1 December 1915 (number 724628) - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 4 or 6 December 1916 - wounded on 15 or 17 September 1917 - invalided to England on 22 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 12 April 1918 - wounded on 2 September 1918 - invalided to England on 7 September 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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