McKay, Charles

Charles McKay, Sgt 7155, 16th Battalion, Cheshire Regt
Died 11th May 1917 in France

 

EARLY LIFE

More information will be added here when research is complete.

 

WW1 SERVICE

 

 

COMMEMORATION

Sgt Charles McKay is buried in grave ref. A. 1 of the Nesle Communal Cemetery, France. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission holds casualty details for Sgt Charles McKay, and he is listed on the Imperial War Museum’s Lives of the First World War website.

In Macclesfield, Sgt Charles McKay is commemorated on the Park Green, Town HallSt Michael’s Church, Christ Church School, King’s School and Macclesfield Sunday School war memorials.

 

SOURCES

Commonwealth War Graves Commission website
Lives of the First World War website

Macclesfield Times: 23 September 1921 (photo supplement)

 

NOTES

Brother of Herbert McKay, 2nd Cheshire Regt, who died of wounds in May 1915 in France; Ernest, 7th Cheshire Regt, who was killed in action in September 1915 in Gallipoli; Arthur, 7th Cheshire Regt, who survived this war but was killed in Burma during World War Two; and Fred, who survived the war and followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming QMS for the 7th Cheshire Regiment in Macclesfield.
Another brother, Walter, died of Enteric Fever in South Africa during the Boer War.

Local historian David Hill and the King’s School, Macclesfield, have produced a 22 page illustrated A5 booklet, “The Fighting McKays of Macclesfield”, telling the story of the McKay family. For more information, please see this page of the website.


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