Mackay, Alexander Sutherland (Gunner, b.1884 - d.1918)

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Accession Number 1DRL/0441
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2 cm
Object type Papers, Diary, Letters
Maker Mackay, Alexander Sutherland
Place made At sea, Australia, United Kingdom: England, Western Front
Date made 1916-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/139
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to the service of 30137 Gunner Alexander Sutherland Mackay, 8 Brigade, Australian Field Artillery, AIF, Australia, at sea, England, France, Belgium, 1916-1918. Collections consists of a diary kept by Gunner Alexander Sutherland Mackay from November 1916 to November 1918, and letters and cards sent by Gunner Mackay to various family members in Australia, from October 1916 to December 1918.

History / Summary

The diary of Gunner Alexander Sutherland Mackay gives an interesting and detailed account of the day-to-day life of a gunner with the Field Artillery, AIF, in World War I.

Biographical note: Gunner Alexander Sutherland Mackay, 8 Field Artillery Brigade, AIF, who while visiting Italy during furlough, died on 18 December 1918 of bronchial-pneumonia in Turin. Other biographical details concerning him are: Bank manager (Bank of Australasia) of Brisbane; educated at Grammar School, Brisbane; age at time of death, 34 years 6 months.

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