Monday, 16 November 2009

Pte. Christopher Mackay

Pte. Christopher Mackay (Machugh), Home Service Section, New Zealand Imperial Force - also shown as Quartermaster Sergeant (Warrant Officer Second Class) New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, Service Number 16921. Died 12th October 1918 at Featherstone Camp, buried Featherstone Soldiers Cemetery, Wellington, New Zealand. Brother of Miss B. Mackay, Achriesgill, Eddrachillis. He was born circa 1869.

Christopher was born in Achriesgill about 1871 to Barbara Mackay. Barbara was a daughter of Angus Mackay and Barbara McCallum. Christopher grew up in Achriesgill and he emigrated to New Zealand sometime after 1891. He is commemorated on Kinlochbervie War Memorial. See also National War Memorial New Zealand. Information from Ray Mackay, Scourie, Eddrachillis.

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