Military Medal Recipients -- Clan MacKay, WWI

The Military Medal
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Military Medal

The Military Medal (MM), a circular silver medal suspended on a dark blue ribbon with three white and two crimson stripes centred and alternating, was awarded to non-commissioned officers and other ranks "For Bravery in the Field." It was the third highest gallantry medal in precedence after the VC and Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM). MM citations were not normally published in the London Gazette and thus, most remain in obscurity, unless kept with the original award by the recipient or noted somewhere in an out-of-date regimental history. Between 1916 and 1922, the MM was awarded to 12,321 Canadian soldiers, of whom 44 (two won it twice) were MacKay or MacKie clansfolk.

Rank, Initials, Name, Unit, Date Gazetted.


Private (Pte) D. Mackay, 31st Battalion (Alberta), (24 Jan 1919)
Pte G.B.P. Mackay, Canadian Infantry (Can Inf), (17 Sept 1917)
Sgt H. Mackay, Can Inf, (16 Aug 1917)
Sgt H. MacKay, Can Inf, (23 Aug 1916)
Acting-Corporal (Cpl) J. MacKay, Can Inf, (23 Feb 1918)
Lance/Cpl N. MacKay, Can Inf, (09 July 1917)
Pte A.J. MacKay, 58th Battalion (Central Ontario), (13 March 1919)
Pte T.N. MacKay, 1st Battalion (Western Ontario), Can MG Corps, (03 July 1919)
Pte A. McKay, 21st Battalion (Eastern Ontario), (24 Jan 1919)
Pte A.S. McKay, 42nd Battalion (Royal Highlanders) , (11 Feb 1919)
Pte C.H. McKay, Can Inf, (09 Dec 1916)
Cpl C.R. McKay, 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), (03 July 1919)
Sgt D. McKay, Can Inf, (22 Jan 1917)
Cpl D.W. McKay, Princess Patricia's Can Light Infantry, (03 July 1919)
Sgt I. McKay, Can Inf, (02 Nov 1917)
Sgt J. McKay, 1st Battalion (Western Ontario), (11 Feb 1919)
Pte J. McKay, 29th Battalion (Vancouver), (24 Jan 1919)
Pte J.B. McKay, Can Inf, (09 Dec 1916)
Pte J.G. McKay, 116th Battalion (Ontario County), (13 March 1919)
Pte J.S. McKay, Can Inf (09 July 1917)
Pte K. McKay, 47th Battalion (British Columbia), (13 Mar 1919)
L/Cpl O.A. McKay, 72nd Battalion, (Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) (14 March 1919)
Cpl R. McKay, 85th Battalion (Nova Scotia Highlanders), (13 March 1919)
Sgt W.H. McKay, MM & Bar, Can MG Corps, (13 March 1918,13 March 1919)


Cpl J. MacKay, 2nd Battalion, Canadian Engineers (CE), (11 Feb 1919)
Cpl E.H. MacKay, 2nd Dispatch Service, CE, (13 Mar 1919)
Cpl G. McKay, Can Corps HQ Signal Corps, CE, (11 Feb 1919)
Sapper J.C. McKay, Can Railway Construction Corps, (27 June 1918)
Sapper J.D. McKay, 3rd Battalion, CE, (11 Feb 1919)
Acting/Cpl N. McKay, CE, (18 July 1917)


Gunner H.S. MacKay, 2nd Howitzer Battery, 1st Brigade, CFA, (24 Jan 1919)
Gunner A.R. MacKay, Can Field Artillery, (06 Jan 1917)


Sgt J. McKay, MM & Bar, Can Corps Cav Regt, (29 Aug 17, 23 Feb 18)
Sgt T Mackay, Lord Strathcona's Horse, (15 March 1918)

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