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Military service of Captain Samuel Kenny McKee, MBA, 1914 - 1918, Born 1884, UK
Posted by: Graham Cooper (ID *****5146) Date: October 01, 2005 at 13:58:05
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Dr. Samuel Kenny McKee born December 1884, married to Gladys Muriel ????. He graduated as a doctor from Queen’s University of Belfast on the 26th July 1910. Served as a Lieutenant and then a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corp during the First World War

June 15, 1916       Lieutenant, 2nd Home Counties, Royal Army Medical Corps
July 28, 1916       Captain, 2nd Home Counties, Royal Army Medical Corps

His brother was Captain Herbert Malcolm McKee of Bangor, and he was a District Inspector in the Royal Irish Constabulary and qualified as a solicitor of two Supreme Courts. He died on the 31st of January 1971. Malcolm McKee was a bachelor.

Samuel McKee became the Devon Police Coroner and lived after the Second World War in Plymouth for much of his life, with my grandmother Mrs. H. Lang. His wife Gladys died during the Second World War or very soon after. In all but blood, he was my grandfather and cared for my grandmother, mother and my brother Malcolm. He died on the 17th March 1971.

Please can you help? Samuel McKee served in the Royal Army Medical Corp and received an invalidity pension for contracting trench foot during the First World War. Does anybody know where he served? A Lieutenant/Captain Samuel McKee was awarded the 1914 – 1915 Star for services in the R.A.M.C. at a Casualty Clearing Station in Gallipoli on the 10th July 1915. Is this the same Samuel Kenny McKee?

Can anybody confirm where and to which regiments Captain Samuel McKee was attached, whilst in the R.A.M.C.?

With his wife Gladys, they had two sons. Norman Strahan McKee was killed on the 31st January 1942 and is buried in the military cemetery in Benghazi, Libya. His other son, Lawrence Malcolm McKee flew spitfires in 616 Squadron until shot down over France in 1941. He made his way back to the UK and then there is a record for him being in Cairo in 1943. After the war he went to Malaya, possibly to work on a rubber plantation. He was murdered by his cook during the Communist Insurgency in Malaya, sometime before 1952.

Does anyone know where and when he was murdered in Malaya and where his grave might be?


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