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466   Lieutenant James Greer McKay
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 02/08/2018
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: Australian Machine Gun Corps (Australian Army)
Died: 19/08/1916 (Killed in Action)
James Greer McKay was born in Cookstown, County Tyrone and his father and grandfather, Mr Samuel Smart, were in business in the town. The family were prominently connected with First Presbyterian Church, Cookstown. After leaving Gallipoli he was sent to France, where he was attached to the 1st Battalion Australian Machine Gun Corps. He was promoted to Lieutenant on 2nd July 1916 and was killed in action on 19th August close to Mouquet Farm, know as Mucky Farm to allied troops.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No 2
  Serre Les Puisieux, Somme, 4
Grave Ref: Grave 20:B-16
CWGC Casualty 609323
The village of Serre is 11 kilometres north-north-east of Albert. Using the D919 from Arras to Amiens you will drive through the villages of Bucquoy, Puisieux then Serre-les-Puisieux (approximately 20 kilometres south of Arras). On leaving Serre-les-Puisieux, 1.3 kilometres further along the D919, Serre Road No.2 Cemetery can be found on the left hand side.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Cookstown Cenotaph WWI - West Panel 2018 Cookstown
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW1 162
References and Links
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1 Australian Embarkation Roll Embarkation Roll - James Greer McKay
2 Australian Military Documents Military Papers (39 no) for Lieutenant James Greer McKay
3 Australian Nominal Roll Nominal Roll - James Greer McKay
4 Australian Roll of Honour Roll of Honour - James Greer McKay
5 Bendigo Independent 22/12/1916 Details of Lieut. J G McKay's memorial service in Australia
6 WikiTree Family details and biography
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