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Keith Gollan MCRAE, Private

Keith Gollan MCRAE, Private

Male 1899 - 1986  (87 years)

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  • Name Keith Gollan MCRAE  [1
    Suffix Private 
    Born 16 Nov 1899  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes WWI  Peterborough SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Keith Gollan McRae b.16/11/1899 at Strathalbyn SA.He served overseas with the First A.l.F. but also appears in a 1916 group photo on page 146 of Nancy Gemmell's book standing on the stepping stones of the River Angas opposite the Post Office is on the St. Andrew's Honour Roll for WWI. ln 1912 he was a scholar at the newly opened Strathalbyn High School so must have enlisted at an early age. Later found to enlist at 18.5yoa and discharged? initially as medically unfit, yet seems to have actually serviced overseas....need investigate his war records on naa or wwi nominal roll 
    Military Service WWI  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Enlisted 22 May 1918-1919 at 18.5yoa and had previously been categorised as medically unfit (page one of service record)and departed for London 6 Aug 1918. Discharged 26 Nov 1919 or 25 Sep 1919. Received British War Medal. Declined by war office his request for Victory Medal in 1928-no explanation. 
    Military Service WWI  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Enlisted Adelaide SA, Service Number 62176. War Medals stamps [see page 22] on service record; but needed to write [see page 7/8 dated Oct 1928] ask for 2 of them. Service Number 62176  
    Occupation 1914  Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    WWI enlistement records state BUTTER MAKER  
    Died 28 Nov 1986  Clearview SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I-4007  Christina and Donald McLean | Mary McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2019 

    Father Donald Hugh MCRAE,   b. 9 Aug 1858, Milang SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1927, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Relationship -1301 
    Mother Margaret Ann Gollan LAIDLAW,   b. 30 Mar 1863, Belvidere SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1941, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship -1301 
    Married 10 Mar 1883  Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F-1301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Doris UNKNOWN 
    Last Modified 25 Apr 2017 08:28:28 
    Family ID F-2199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0347 - Ivan, Keith & Eric McRae, sons of Donald & Margaret McRae in 1915.jpg
    0347 - Ivan, Keith & Eric McRae, sons of Donald & Margaret McRae in 1915.jpg
    MCRAE, Keith Gollan Nominal Roll WWI enlist-discharge
    MCRAE, Keith Gollan Nominal Roll WWI enlist-discharge
    MCRAE, Keith Gollan Nominal Roll WWI enlist-discharge

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] FS BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995, The BRB has a good index for each individual. Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login.
      BIRTH:1899 MCRAE,Keith Gollan father:Donald Hugh MCRAE, and mother:Margaret Ann LAIDLAW Strathalbyn SA RegNo:650/54. Please note Margaret ANN not GOLLAN: no change made.
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    3. [S-84] http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/, P1of 22, 7 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      WWI SERVICE RECORDS: McRae Keith Gollan : SERN:62176, Place of birth;Strathalbyn SA: Place of enlistment:Adelaide SA : NOK Father:McRae Donald Hugh, Contents range circa1914 - circa1920 Series number B2455 Control symbol MCRAE K G Access status Open Barcode 1959890
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    4. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, 7 Feb 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Death:1986 Keith Gollan McRae in Adelaide SA

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    5. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 11 Jul 2019 Reseracher Lorna McLean.
      Donald MCRAE m. Margaret Ann Gollan LAIDLAW on 1884, March 10 at Presbyterian Manse Mount Barker SA Groom Age: 25 Groom Approx. Birth Year: 1859 Groom Marital Status: S Groom Father: Duncan MCRAE Bride Age: 20 Bride Approx. Birth Year: 1864 Bride Marital Status: S
      Bride Father Name: Thomas LAIDLAW District: Mount Barker Ref/Page: 138/737