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Sgt R McKay, Penpont

 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2008 4:56 pm    Post subject: Sgt R McKay, Penpont Reply with quote

Location inside Penpont Church at OS Map Ref NX 849 945.

UKNIWM 44331, he is buried in the local churchyard.

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF/ SGT ROBERT MCKAY/ BY FRIENDS AND COMRADES OF/ NO.4 P.T.F.O.C. - R.A.S.C./ WHO SERVED WITH HIM IN THE MIDDLE EAST/ 1943

Name: McKAY, ROBERT
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment/Service: Royal Army Service Corps
Date of Death: 18/03/1944
Service No: T/120847
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. E. Grave 24.
Cemetery: PENPONT PARISH CHURCHYARD



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert McKay age 25 Sergeant (T/120847) No.4 Petrol Tin Factory Operating Company, Royal Army Service Corps.
Robert had served his apprenticeship as a draper in Thornhill, Dumfriesshire before taking a post in a large department store in London. He enlisted early in the war and served with the RASC in France, in Egypt and in the North African campaign where he was in charge of a large petrol filling installation. He became ill in Algiers and was evacuated home to the Stobhill Hospital in Glasgow where he died.
Born 1919 in Penpont. Son of John and Janet Johnstone (Gourlay) McKay of Hallscaur Farm and of Mael Mhor, Penpont who had married in 1909 in Tynron, Dumfriesshire.
Died on Service on 18 March 1944 and buried in Penpont Parish Churchyard. (CWG)
Also named on the Penpont and Tynron Parish War Memorials.
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