NameAdam Bruce Mackay, SN 2601, Service RecordAlternative nameAdam Bruce Mackay, SN Lieutenant, Service RecordBiographyDate of Birth: circa 1886 Warrnambool (Vic.)
Date of Death: 4 April 1918 France
Buried: Vinacourt British Cemetery (Plot 1, Row A, Grave No. 1) France
Adam was the son of Thomas Mackay and Marie Elizabeth Hyland. He enlisted in March 1916 at age 31 and married Edith May Donkin, the daughter of Henry Donkin a well-known Redcliffe identity, In December that year. A 2nd Lieutenant, Adam was awarded a Military Cross:
For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of a support platoon during an attack. He successfully kept up communications between the various parties, promptly informing his C.O. of the different phases of the situation, quite heedless of enemy machine gun fire at less than 50 yards.
Source Commonwealth Gazette No. 185 Date 27 November 1918
He died of wounds in April 1918.Date01 January 1914 - 31 December 1920CustodianNational Archives of Australia - 01 Feb 1998 - PresentLocation of originalsOriginals held by the National Archives of Australia - NAA: B2455, MACKAY A BLanguageEnglishOriginal formatLink to external source : Paper files and documents
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