Joseph J “Holland” McKay – WW1 Servicemen Sponsorship 2018

Joseph McKay

Joseph J McKay (1886-1918)

Sponsored by Wanda Barber

Life Before WW1

When Joseph J “Holland” McKay was born in April 1886, his father, Samuel F. McKay, was 31 and his mother, Cordelia (Holland) McKay, was 24. He had two brothers and one sister.

At the time of Joe’s enlistment in the Army in 1917, he was living in Goose Creek, Texas, which is in present day Baytown.  Prior to enlistment in 1910 he was working as a carpenter building bridges.

World War 1 Service

Inducted Date and Location: July 19, 1917 – Goose Creek, Harris County, Texas

Army Serial Number: 729,786

Death: October 8,1918 – Cause:  Pneumonia

Overseas: July 14, 1918 to death on October 8, 1918

Unit: Battery F, 64th Coast Artillery Corps

Joe was 33 years old when he joined.

Joe McKay is buried at Oise-Aisne American Cemetery and Memorial located at Fere-en-Tardenois, Departement de l’Aisne, Picardie, France.

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