The Oakville Record writes of Capt. Donald MacKay, who was killed in France as follows. Capt. MacKay was a brother of Mrs. Cullingham, of North Grimsby.
The town of Oakville and district received a shock on Tuesday morning when it became known that another of our brave boys had made the great sacrifice in the war. The victim was Capt. Donald R. MacKay, son of John A. MacKay, of the lower middle road, one of the best known young men in this neighbourhood. The casualty occurred on Sunday. Particulars are not to hand, but from a letter received only a few days ago it is surmised he was killed while leading his men in a charge on the trenches...In July he married in Ottawa Miss Marjorie Wade of Parkdale, a cousin to Osler Wade, of Toronto, and left at once for England in charge of a shipment of military horses. His wife followed by another boat and is still in England. He was to have returned to England on a brief leave of absence but word came of his death about the time he was expected by his wife. The father and mother, two brothers and two sisters are at home and one brother is down south. An effort will be made to find the body and have it brought back to his old home for interment. Good old Don, you've done your bit.