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St Peter's 13-18

Donald Paley Mackay

Maj. Donald Paley MackayRank: Major

Date of Birth: 20/09/1894

At St Peter's: 1895-1901

Home: b. York, last resided Bishopthorpe

Date of Death: 09/10/1917

Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial


Thanks to Johan Moors for the images from his website Footsteps…1914–1918

  • Eldest son of Donald S. Mackay of Hob Moor York. Official Receiver in Bankruptcy for the York & Scarborough Districts. Solicitor practised in York in partnership with his father.
  • Killed in action. Aged 33. Obit YG (Yorkshire Gazette) 20.10.17
  • Additional information from the newspaper card index in the Local History Library at York Explore.