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VC473   John Frederick Mackay

BORN  21 July 1873

DIED   9 January 1930   AGE   56

VC Won   20 May 1900   AGE   26

Place VC Won   Crow’s Nest Hill Johannesburg

War/Campaign  The Second Boer War

Name   John Frederick Mackay  No.   

VC Issue No.   473   Awards   VC  

Regiment   Gordon Highlanders

Later   The Highlanders

Now   4th Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland

Rank VC Won   Lance-Corporal

Rank End Of Career   Lieutenant-Colonel

Place Of Birth   Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland

Place Of Death   At his home, 31 Rue Villers, Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, France

Buried/Location Ashes   CimetiΦre de Caucade, 1 Avenue Sainte Marguerite, 06000 Nice, France


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   4me AllΘe, CarrΘ 42, C.A.P No. 15608

Gazetted   10 August 1900

VC Presented   25 October 1900 by the Commander in Chief, South Africa, Lord Roberts VC at Pretoria, South Africa


P  Headstone, CimetiΦre de Caucade, 1 Avenue Sainte Marguerite, 06000 Nice, France

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