MCKAY, ALEXANDER ALLEN

Birthdate
Birthplace
Herb Lake, Manitoba, Canada
Age
24
Parents
Son on James Albert McKay and of Laura Jane McKay
Religion
Anglican
Occupation
Labourer
Service number
H/19344
Engagement
1939-09-08
Disembarked
1944-07-08
Date of death
1944-09-13
Died
Died of wounds, Belgium
Force
Rank
Awards
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders of Canada
Plot 1 | Row C | Grave 12

"DEAR SON, I WHO LOVE YOU SADLY MISS YOU THOUGHTS OF YOU ARE EVER NEAR. MOTHER"

Military grave
Additional info

Veteran of Dieppe Raid (Operatie Jubilee) on August 19th, 1942. Returned to U.K. the same or next day.

Died as a result of multiple bomb fragment wounds to the left shoulder, chest, buttock and ankle.

McKAY, ALEXANDER ALLEN
SOURCE: VETERANS AFFAIRS CANADA

Two brothers also died in service.

Warrant Officer Class II (Air Gunner) Hugh Robert, age 20 (R/180114) was with R.C.A.F. (7 R.A.F. Sqdn). His remains lay buried on the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. February 20th, 1944.
An air crew of 8 failed to return during an air operation above Leipzig. Six members (1 Canadian, 5 Brits) were killed during the crash. Two other Brits survived and became Prisoners Of War. 

Private John Albert, age 28 (H/19432) was also with the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders.  His remains lay buried on the Bretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. July 21st, 1944.
Disembarked on the same day as Allen (July 8th, 1944). First reported missing, later that day reported killed in action.