The Soldier's Details

Surname:
MacKay
First Name:
William
Nick Name:
Bill
Rank:
Private
Regimental #:
WX7138
Company:
'C' Company
Enlisted:
1.08.1940
DOB:
2.07.1908
Place of Birth:
Colspie, Scotland
Father's Name:
Hugh McKay
Mothers's Name:
Sarah McKay
Religion:
Presbyterian
Pre-war Occupation:
Prospector
Memorial:
Kanchanaburi War Cemetery, Plot 1, Row L, Grave 56, Age 35.
Singapore:
Selarang Camp and Barracks Changi
Force:
'D' Force Thailand V Battalion
POW#:
1/8536 & 2276
Cause of Death:
Acute Enteritis
Place of Death:
Brankassi
Date of Death:
23.09.1943
Buried:
Grave No. 68, Brankassi

General Description

Paddy Byrne, Unknown, Ern Ricketts, Chris McLennan, Bill McKay
Paddy Byrne, Unknown, Ern Ricketts, Chris McLennan, Bill McKay

 

Bill McKay was selected from Selarang to work on the Burma-Thai Railway with ‘D’ Force V Battalion.  Please read further.

 

Photograph taken Jan 2018 Kanchanaburi War Cemetery

Camp Locations:

  • Selarang Camp Changi - Singapore
  • Brankassi, Prang Kasi, 208k - Thailand
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