Private Alexander Mackay DCM

Conflictfull listWW1
Unit2nd Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
Service NoS/8001
BornEmbo 1879
ParentsDonald Mackay of 11 Back Street, Embo
Died17.6.16 aged 37

Distinguished Conduct Medal (Gazetted 24.6.16)


For conspicuous gallantry. He went out in broad daylight, after the enemy had exploded a mine, and, when unable to drag in a wounded man, stood boldly up regardless of heavy fire and carried him into safety.

Buried: Cambrin Churchyard Extension, France O. 2.


  • Dornoch War Memorial
  • Memorial Plaque in Dornoch Free Church
  • Memorial Plaque in Embo Village Hall
  • Clan Mackay Society War Memorial Roll of Honour
  • Seaforth Highlanders Roll of Honour, Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle

Last updated 10 March 2011

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