John Mackay "Roy" [251]
(Abt 1813-1898)
Margaret Mackay [252]
William Mackay "Buie" [355]
(Abt 1809-1887)
Marion Mackay [357]
(Abt 1824-1907)
Alexander Mackay "Roy" [369]
Isabella "Bell" Mackay [368]

Donald Mackay [375]


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Donald Mackay [375]

  • Born: 14 Jun 1884, Scullomie, Tongue 1
  • Died: 23 Feb 1917, Egypt 2

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Immigration: before 1914 to New Zealand. 3

5 Apr 1891 census: age 6, son of Alexander Mackay at Scullomie, Tongue. 4


1 Tongue Births 1884 056/17 image (Donald Mackay, Scullomie).
born 13th June 1884 Scullomey Tongue
father Alexander Mackay general labourer
mother Bell Mackay ms Mackay
married 23rd January 1880 Tongue
informant Alexander McKay father.

2 Tongue Grave 095 Alex Mackay, Scullomie.
In Loving Memory of ALEXANDER MACKAY, beloved husband of ISABELLA MACKAY, who died at Scullomey, 24th October 1930 aged 84 years. Also his widow ISABELLA MACKAY, who died at Scullomey 1st Feb. 1937 aged 90 years. Also their sons Cpl. DONALD MACKAY, N.Z. Mtd Rifles, killed in action in Egypt 23rd Feb. 1917 aged 33 years. Cpl. ANGUS MACKAY, M.C. Corps, died of wounds in Germany 5th May 1917 aged 22 years. Pte. MAGNUS MACKAY, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, killed at Loos 18th March 1916 aged 18 years. Also their daughters MARGARET died 1897 aged 11 years. And DOLINA who died in infancy.

3 Alasdair Sutherland, Never More. The Story of Tongue, Melness & Skerray War Memorials, pp.26-27 (Woodend Publishing, Tongue). DONALD MACKAY, Scullomie
"Donald emigrated to New Zeland sometime before the first World War. .. at the outbreak of war he enlisted in the NZ army ... 1915 ... Gallipoli ... Anzac Cove ... [then] Egyptian Expeditionary Force ...1917 ... killed in action ... at Khan Unis... [brothers Angus and Magnus also killed in action, ]
Trooper Donald Mackay 11/1192, Wellington Mounted Rifles is buried in a war grave at Deir El Belah, War Cemetery in Israel.
More detail on Alasdair Sutherland's website

4 1891 census of Scotland, Sutherland, Volume 56 Tongue, enumeration district (ED) 8, page 8, schedule no. 41, household of Alexander Mackay (Scullomie);
Alexander Mackay 44 head, farmer, Tongue
Bella Mackay 34 wife Tongue
John Mackay 10 son Tongue
Donald Mackay 6 son Tongue
Margaret Mackay 4 daughter Tongue
William Mackay 2 son Tongue
George Mackay 2months Tongue

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