Lieut. A.G. Mackay, son of Martha Robley & Angus MacKay

Pictou Advocate, 8 June 1917

"Lieut. A.G. Mackay of the Royal Flying Corp. has been killed in action. He met his death on May 18. He was 21 years old and was the son of Mrs. A.M. MacKay (Miss Martha Robley). He was educated at Westmount Academy, and later entered the employ of the Royal Bank of Canada, and enlisted as a private with Lieut.-Colonel Magee. He rose rapidly, first to be a signaller and then he won his commission. He was only recently transferred to the Royal Flying Corp. His only brother is with a battalion in England."

The above from the Montreal Star has reference to a young officer in the city whose parents were both Pictouians. The late Lieut. Mackay's father was Angus M. MacKay, who was so much interested in the YMCA work in Pictou for a time, and then went to Montreal to the head office of Sun Life Insurance Company. Mrs. Mackay was formerly Miss Martha Robley of Pictou town. The widowed mother, and friends of the brave young lieutenant have the our sympathy in the great loss they and the nation have sustained.

Gordon MacKay: born March 2, 1896, Hamilton, Ontario; died May 18th, 1917, France. (Killed in action during WWI).