|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1|
Mackay, Archie Graham
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM93 12/11/139|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Mackay, Archie Graham (Private, b.1887 - d.1915)
Collection relating to the service of 313 Private Archie Graham Mackay, 15 Battalion, AIF, Australia, Egypt. Collection consists of photostat copies of nineteen letters written by Private Archie Mackay to various members of his family, between November 1914 and April 1915. Photostat copies made by Australian War Memorial. Location of originals unknown.
Wallet 1 of 1 – Photostats of letters relating to the First World War service of 313 Private Archie Graham Mackay, 15 Battalion, AIF.
Wallet contains nineteen photostats of letters written by Private Archie Mackay to various members of his family, between November 1914 and April 1915. The letters describe life at Broadmeadows training camp and local conditions at Heliopolis and Alexandria including visits to the Pyramids and several mosques. Private Mackay's last letter was written while on board a troopship bound for Gallipolli, dated Saturday 17 April 1915. He was killed in action at Quinn's Post on 9/10 May 1915.
The wallet also includes biographical notes for Private Archie Graham Mackay and Gunner Alexander Sutherland Mackay.
Photostat copies made by Australian War Memorial.
Private Archie Graham Mackay, 15 Battalion, AIF, who on 9/10 May 1915 was killed in action at Quinn's Post, Anzac. Other biographical details concerning him are: clerk, of Brisbane, Queensland; born Brisbane, educated at the Brisbane Central State School, age at time of death 28 years 6 months.