I am scanning the booklet I have on his and his brother's story.
Son of Alexander and Isabella Mackay, of Scullomie, Tongue, Lairg, Sutherland.
I'm still in the process of untangling the family tree....
My Grandmother was John's youngest sister.
Extract from "The History of the Auckland Regiment" by Lieutenant O.E.
Date of birth 25/11/1893 (as far as I can deduce). Reg 1894/18098.
From Divisional Cavalry Official War History pg 73, the withdrawal through Elasson and rearguard
Son of John and Mary Anne Moore, of 97 Maude Street, Temuka, South Canterbury.
Extract from Memoirs of William Anderson, 8th Company, Otago Battalion (Robert's Brother).