As we proceed through the years 2014 to 2018, I intend to publish the names of the fallen from Bishopthorpe in both Link and Bishopthorpe dot net in the month which marked the centenary of their deaths.
MACKAY, Donald Paley
Major, 1/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own).
Killed in action a hundred years ago today, on 9 October, 1917, aged 33, during the Third Battle of Ypres.
As well as being commemorated on a number of war memorials, including Bishopthorpe’s, his name also appears on Panel 42 of the Memorial to the Missing in Tyne Cot Cemetery near Ypres.
As well as spending a few moments thinking of this man and his family, I hope that you find the details of some interest.