Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

MacKay, Keith

Rank: Corporal

Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of George M. Mackay, schoolmaster; born Aberdeen, 3 March 1895 ; educated Gordon's College; student in Arts and Medicine, 1912 - 14 ; M.A., 1915 (posthumously conferred). Mackay joined the Gordons while still a pupil at Gordon's College and belonged to "U" Company in which he became a Corporal. He was mobilized at the outbreak of war and went to France with the Battalion in March 1915, but was only a few weeks out when he was wounded in the trenches near Kemmel. He died in hospital at Bailleul from the effects of the wound on 28 April 1915. Keith Mackay was one who took a foremost place among his contemporaries both in work and in the social side of School and 'Varsity life, and he gave great promise of success in his chosen profession of medicine.

Date of Death: 29 April 1915

Burial Details: Buried at Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Plot 1, Row B, Grave 23.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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