Angus Mackay, 31 Valtos

Quarter-master Serjeant ANGUS MACKAY
Aonghas Uisdean
Last address in Lewis: 31 Valtos,
Son of Hugh and Ann Mackay, married to Christina
Service unit: 1039th MT Coy Royal Army Service Corps
Service number: DM2/097042
Enlisted at Manchester
Date of birth: 1869
Date of death: 7 March 1918 at the age of 49
Died in an accident in Egypt
Interred: Gaza War Cemetery, grave XXXII. B. 3
Local memorial: Uig, Timsgarry

Angus was the one of the children of Hugh (1837) and Ann (1845), the others being Angus (1869), Chirsty (1873), Donald (1878), Hugh (1890), Janet (1875), John (1871), John (1882), Kenneth (1888) and Norman (1880).

His brother Norman served in the Durham Light Infantry, Donald with the Canadians, Hugh with the RAMC and John in the Merchant Navy. John died at home early in 1919.

Stornoway Gazette, 5 April 1918
YET ANOTHER: Last week, Mr. Hugh Mackay, Valtos, received the sad information that his son, Angus Mackay A.S.C was accidentally killed in Egypt on the 7th ult. Only last December Angus left this country for France, where he served for some short time, and must have arrived in Egypt quite recently. He leaves a widow and four children in Manchester, and to them and his aged parents and other relatives the sympathy of the community is extended in their sad and sore bereavement.

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