MACKAY, Peter Lewis
'42 Commando RM'
Saturday, June 7, 1919
Saturday, May 5, 1951
Killed in action or died of wounds
Local Roll of Honour:
Captain Peter Mackay died in Malaya. He was awarded the M.C., for gallant and distinguished service during an action in which he was shot in the head at Perak Malaya on the 1st May 1951. He died 4 days later . He was leading a charge by his patrol of 11 men against bandit forces firing from a ridge above them .
The Brigade Commander on the citation report page 1 records that Captain Mackay, separate to this latest action, had "been recommended for the M.C. in the last periodic list.". He did receive a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in operations in Malaya which was published in London Gazettes on the 27th April 1951 .
 London Gazettes Supp. 39300, page 4111.
 National Archives file WO 373/130/18.
 AFM ROH.
 London Gazettes Supp. 39215, page 2389.
Primary Roll of Honour:
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