Angus Mackay, 33 Valtos

Date of death in image is incorrect


Aonghas Uilleam
Last address in Lewis: 33 Valtos,
Son of William and Isabella McKay, of 33 Valtos
Service unit: 9th Gordon Highlanders
Service number: 3/5459
Enlisted at Inverness
Date of birth: 22 February 1884
Date of death: 28 June 1917 at the age of 33
Killed in action in France
Interred: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, grave XIV. C. 8
Local memorial: Uig, Timsgarry

Angus was one of the children of William (1850) and Isabella (1856), the others being Chirsty (1890), Henrietta (1887), Mary (1886) and Norman Donald (1896). 

His brother [Norman] Donald served in the RNR and survived the war.

Stornoway Gazette, 15 July 1917
VALTOS HERO FALLS - Last week Mr. William MacKay, Valtos, received intimation of the death of his son, Pte. Angus MacKay, Gordon Highlanders, on the 28th June last, in the Casualty Clearing Station, France. He died from shell wound in the back. Pte. Mackay went to France very early in the war and had been wounded twice previously - the first time very seriously. Great sympathy is extended to his parents and relatives in their bereavement.

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