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McKAY – George 25th Regiment

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25th Regiment King’s Own Scottish Borderers
NameMcKAY – George
Regiment (s)25th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1297
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
1st April 1839 / 17 years 3 months / Edinburgh Scotland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Dark / Grey / Dark Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationCape of Good Hope – 2 years 4 months
East Indies – 12 years 10 months
Gibraltar – 3 years
Length of Service21 years 47 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / No date or place given Approved 5th March 1861 /
Dublin Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Edinburgh Scotland
Pension Districts1861 1st Edinburgh
1865 Tilbury
1865-1876 Western Australia
Pension Paid10d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
26th May 1865 Portland England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
RACEHORSE 10th August 1865
Date/Place of Birthc1822 St. Mary’s Edinburgh Midlothian Scotland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageNot yet known
Children by 1st WifeNot yet known
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesNot yet known
Departure from Western
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial3rd January 1876 Western Australia (WO23)
Date/Place of Death/Burial
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 Stationed Cape Town
1851 Stationed Bangalore
1861 Stationed Gibraltar
Discharge at own request after 21 years service
George McKay’s place of death is not specified and he does not appear in the registrar’s records for WA bur he does not appear to have left Western Australia.