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)

Citation:

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.

Memorials:

  • 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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