McKee, Hugh Andrew (No. T4/123760)

McKee, Hugh Andrew (Hugh)


No. T4/123760, 3rd Company (Bradford), Army Service Corps    

Died of disease on Wednesday 27 October 1915 (aged 46)


Carrowdore (Christ Church) Churchyard, Co. Down

(Grave: Old Ground 59A close to road)


Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Donaghadee and District War Memorial

Carrowdore Parish Church of Ireland Church (Christ Church)


In the Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914 – 1919 database Driver Hugh Andrew McKee’s number is recorded as T4/023650.

Hugh Andrew McKee was born on 13 October 1869 in Carrowdore and he was a son of Edward and Elizabeth (Bessy) McKee (nee Johnston, sometimes Johnstone) who were married on 24 November 1868 in Newtownards Registrar’s Office

The McKee family lived in the townland of Ballyfrenis, Carrowdore.

Edward and Elizabeth McKee (nee Johnston) had at least one child:

Hugh Andrew (born 13 October 1869 in Carrowdore)

Hugh Andrew McKee worked as an agricultural labourer and he and Elizabeth Johnstone (sometimes Johnston) were married on 11 November 1889 in Carrowdore Parish Church of Ireland Church (Christ Church).  Hugh Andrew McKee (aged 21) from Ballyfrenis was a son of Edward McKee, a labourer.  Elizabeth Johnstone (aged 20) was a daughter of David Johnstone, a labourer.

Hugh and Elizabeth McKee lived in the townland of Ballyrawer, Carrowdore and they had at least seven children:

William Edward (born 12 October 1890 in Ballyrawer)

Ann Jane Johnston (born 13 November 1893 in Ballyrawer)

Sarah Ellen (born 24 March 1897)

Mary Elizabeth (born 6 January 1900 in Ballyfrenis)

Margaret (Maggie, born 23 August 1903 in Ballyfrenis)

David Wallace (born 18 January 1906 in Ballyfrenis)

Agnes (born 28 April 1908 in Ballyfrenis)

Hugh Andrew McKee enlisted in Donaghadee and he served with the Army Service Corps.  Driver Hugh McKee (No. T4/123760) was 46 when he died of pneumonia on 27 October 1915 in the Second Northern General Hospital in Leeds and he was buried in Carrowdore (Christ Church) Churchyard, Co Down.

Driver Hugh McKee (No. T4/123760) is commemorated on Donaghadee and District War Memorial (Millisle District) and in Carrowdore Parish Church of Ireland Church (Christ Church).