Sapper James McKay

Sapper James McKay (aged about 33) of the Royal Engineers Regiment (Bere Island)

Date of incident: 7 April 1920

Sources: Death Certificate (Castletown District, Union of Castletown), 7 April 1920; Commonwealth War Graves Commission; http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead.aspx?cpage=1 (accessed 31 Oct. 2014); http://www.cairogang.com/soldiers-killed/mckay/mckay.html (accessed 26 Sept. 2015).


Note: The dead body of Sapper McKay, a victim of drowning, was found on 7 April 1920 on the south-east shore of Bere Island. He was interred in Ballynakilla Churchyard near Castletownbere.

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