1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

John McKay

Contributed by: Ian Rudd, on 2008-11-11

John Edward McKay
First Name John
Surname McKay
Year of Birth 1879
Year of Death 1932
Regiment Royal Norfolk Regiment
Place of Wartime Residence Mitcham, Surrey

John's Story

He was a cobbler in Mitcham and ran his own shop which his wife, Eliza ran when he was called up. I think he was with the Norfolk regiment and worked with the horses, making and repairing the Saddles and Harnesses but I am trying to get all the details.

The gassing took its toll and the shop had to be sold as he could not fully work. The family ended up having to sell everything before there was any hope of assistance.

Many died long after the war from its effects but there is no memorial to them.

This is his.

He was my Grandfather, I never knew him as he died in 1932 from the results of being gassed in the r

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