McKee, George

McKee, George

Commemorated:

Newtownards and District War Memorial

BIOGRAPHY

The name George McKee is inscribed on Newtownards and District War Memorial.  In the CWGC Debt of Honour four George McKees who were Second World War casualties are commemorated:

  • Lance Corporal George Edward McKee (No. Q28068) was a son of William and Esther McKee, he served with the Australian Infantry and was 26 when he died on 31 December 1941.
  • Ordinary Seaman George Robert McKee was a son of James and Mary McKee, he served with the Merchant Navy and was 21 when he died on 8 June 1942.
  • Gunner George R. McKee (No. 2977488) was a son of William and Elizabeth Deveney McKee, he served with the Royal Artillery and was 31 when he died on 8 May 1943.
  • Sergeant William George McKee (No. C/80113) was a son of William and Charlotte McKee, he served with the Canadian Light Infantry and was 21 when he died on 6 October 1943.

On 9 November 1943 George McKee of 122 Mill Street, Newtownards (a labourer aged 41 who died of Hodgkin’s disease in Ards District Hospital) was buried in Movilla Cemetery, Newtownards.

His wife Alice remarried and her second husband, David Johnston, died on 13 February 1972.

Alice Johnston died on 1 December 1988 and all three are commemorated on a headstone in Movilla Cemetery.

Desk studies and public appeals to date have yielded no further information about the identity of George McKee who is commemorated on Newtownards and District War Memorial.