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Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Branch:
Army 1
Birth:
16 Dec 1901 2
1901 1
63 King Street, Calton, Glasgow, Scotland 3
Channel Islands Or England Or Great Britain Or Isle Of Man Or Northern Ireland Or Scotland Or Wales 1
Death:
February 1947 3
New york New york 3
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Person:
John MacKay 1
Level of Education: 1 year of high school 1
Marital Status: Single, without dependents 1
Birth:
16 Dec 1901 2
1901 1
63 King Street, Calton, Glasgow, Scotland 3
Channel Islands Or England Or Great Britain Or Isle Of Man Or Northern Ireland Or Scotland Or Wales 1
Death:
February 1947 3
New york New york 3
Residence:
Place: NewYork County, New York 1
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World War II 1

Branch:
Army 1
Enlistment Date:
03 Dec 1942 1
Army Branch:
Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA 1
Army Component:
Selectees (Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
32653115 1
Enlistment Place:
New York City New York 1
Enlistment Term:
Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law 1
Source of Army Personnel:
Civil Life 1
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Occupation:
Elevator operators 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0545 1
Film Reel Number: 2.209 1

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Western Isles, Ecosse Atlantique, United Kingdom

He was born in Scotland on December 1901 possibly in Glasgow Scotland. His parents were John Mackay and Susan Durnion, married Helensburgh September 1900. He attended Saint Mary's School in the east end of Glasgow. He was brought up in South Uist at North Boisdale and was a native speaker He was a chef by occupation, a pastry chef. He died in 1947 in New York. His family are still living in Scotland and he has nephews and nieces in New York.. I think the occupation is wrong. There was another John MacKay in the census returns with that occupation

In the initial army record he is recorded as an aircraft electrical mechanic. According to family oral tradition he was the sweet chef at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. In the army he was at Guadalcanal and witnessed the destruction of the field kitchen by the Japanese. In the 1941 census he lives with his sister and brother in law in Brooklyn. His sister was Margaret Murray, nee Mac Kay and her husband was William Love Murray. His nieces were Wargaret and Susan, and nephews William and Wee Johnny. The latter is a family name and is the anglified version of the Highland name Iain

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