Name :-   McKay, James Ostler

Nationality :-   UK

Age :-   17

Rank :-   Ordinary Seaman

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Service :-   Mercantile Marine

Regiment / ship :-  S.S. Redgate

Date of death :-   2nd January 1942

Cemetery / Memorial :-  Not Known

Area of cemetery / memorial :-   Not Known   

Family information :-   Son of John McKay and Catherine Muldoon McKay, 26 Davie Park Place, Rattray, Perthshire

Extra information :-   James died of dysentry and typhoid fever in an unknown port in in East Africa.  After he left Blairgowrie High School, James was employed by Mr. W. Smith, a butcher in Leslie Street, and also by Messers Balfour & Beattie in the town. 

It was a family tradition to follow the sea.  His elder brother, John, served as a submariner in the Royal Navy.