Leslie James "Les" McKAY

Male 1907 - 1999  (92 years)


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  • Name Leslie James "Les" McKAY 
    Nickname Les 
    Born 18 Feb 1907  Diamond Creek, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Cremated Holland Park, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Mt Thompson Crematorium
    Military Service 23 Dec 1942 to 20 Nov 1945  [2
    World War 2 

    • Service Record
      Name: MCKAY, LESLIE JAMES
      Service: Australian Army
      Service Number: VX131778
      Date of Birth: 18 Feb 1907
      Place of Birth: GREENSBOROUGH, VIC
      Date of Enlistment: 23 Dec 1942
      Locality on Enlistment: MALBUNDRIE, NSW
      Place of Enlistment: GAYTHORNE, QLD
      Next of Kin: MCKAY, L
      Date of Discharge: 20 Nov 1945
      Rank: Private
      Posting at Discharge: 15 AUSTRALIAN WORKS COMPANY
      WW2 Honours and Gallantry: None for display
      Prisoner of War: No
    Died 22 Sep 1999  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I97  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 

    Father Alexander McKAY,   b. 1879, Karramomus, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1937, Dandenong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Julia Ann Mair GRANT,   b. 1882, Deans Marsh, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1949, Albury, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1903  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1733  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elsie Mary COLSTON,   b. 3 Apr 1915, Albury, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1981, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 14 Aug 1937  Albury, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • The wedding of Elsie, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Colston and Mrs. Colston, of Burrumbuttock, to Mr. Les. M'Kay, of Burrumbuttock, took place at the Methodist Church in Albury. Rev. R. N. Grout officiated. The bride wore satin-faced taffeta. The bride's sister, Doris, was bridesmaid, and was frocked in pink floral georgette. The reception was held at the George Hotel. Mr. and Mrs. M' Kay are spending their honeymoon at Sydney and Fiji, and will make their home in Burrumbuttock.


      BURRUMBUTTOCK
      ON Monday night [9 Aug 1937] the local hall was filled to its capacity, when the many friends of two popular residents, Miss E. Colston, of the postal staff, and Mr. Les M'Kay, tendered them a gift evening prior to their marriage on Saturday. The evening was spent in games, competitions and dancing. Mr. E. Schliebs was chairman and, on behalf of the gathering, handed over two well-laden tables with valuable and useful gifts to Miss Colston; and to Mr. M'Kay, on behalf of the football team, a travelling rug. Mr. C. Groch and Mr. S. Schulz supported the chairman's remarks. Rev. Grout, on behalf of the Methodist Young People's Society, presented the young couple with a Bible. Mr. M'Kay thanked everyone present, on behalf of Miss Colston and himself, for the evening and the gifts. [4, 5]
    Children 
     1. Brian Alexander McKAY,   b. 12 Jun 1938,   d. 31 Dec 1958, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    +4. Living
    Last Modified 3 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F190  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 18 Feb 1907 - Diamond Creek, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCremated - - Holland Park, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 14 Aug 1937 - Albury, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Sep 1999 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1997), 1907/2540.

    2. [S72] WW2 Nominal Roll [database on-line], (http://www.ww2roll.gov.au), Australian Army, Service Number: VX131778.

    3. [S620] Dennis McKay , "Re: Comments", email message to Jennifer Crockett 13 Dec 2012.

    4. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1937 'LATE PERSONAL.', Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1939), 20 August, p. 8, viewed 30 June, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article102692414.

    5. [S342] Australian Newspapers, National Library of Australia, 1937 'BURRUMBUTTOCK.', Albury Banner and Wodonga Express (NSW : 1896 - 1939), 13 August, p. 40, viewed 30 June, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article102690302.

    6. [S30] NSW Between the wars 1919-1945 Deaths & Marriages, (Published by the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in association with the Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages NSW), 1937/145851 prefix R.