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Angus Gunn Mackay

Angus Gunn Mackay was born in 1892 in Skerray to William and Jessie (nee Gunn) Mackay of Clashaidy Shore. Before the outbreak of war Angus was employed as a labourer and crofter.

After enlisting in Golspie Angus arrived in France on the 1st May 1915 serving with the 6th Seaforth Highlanders as a piper.

During the first day of the Battle of Arras, 9th April, Angus was killed during the advance on the German lines. That day Skerray lost 3 of her sons and another 3 by the end of the Battle on the 16 May. Three of these men also came from the same family brothers Eric and Donald Hugh Mackay and their brother-in-law John George Mackay.

Angus Gunn Mackay is buried at the Highland Cemetery, Roclincourt. Plot 1, Row B and Plot 2, Row C which are exclusively occupied by graves of men from the 51st Division killed on the 9th of April 1917.

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