MacKay, Ronald Grey (Gunner)

Accession Number 1DRL/0445
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Mackay, Ronald Grey
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c. 1928
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of 39668 Gunner Ronald Grey MacKay, 11 Field Artillery Brigade, Egypt, England, France, Belgium, 1918-1919. Collection consists of photostat copies of ten letters written by Gunner Ronald Grey MacKay to his mother and his aunt, between June 1918 and March 1919. Photostat copies made by Australian War Memorial. Location of originals unknown.Also see 1DRL/0442 for letters written by his brother Major John Shaw Mackay; and 1DRL/0443 for letters written by his brother Private Kenneth Scott MacKay.

History / Summary

Of particular interest in this small collection is MacKay's letter of 22 December 1918, written from Gochenee, Belgium, in which he describes the efforts of the men in his battery to provide Christmas presents and a decorated Christmas tree for the local children.