Monday, February 1, 2010
Ft-Lt. G. C. Mackay - 490805
MacKAY, Captain George Chisholm - Croix de Guerre with Palme (France) - awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 February 1919. No citation other than "for valuable services rendered in connection with the war".
MacKAY, Captain George Chisholm - Chevalier, Order of Leopold (Belgium) - awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 February 1919. Public Record Office Air 1/107/15/9/297 has citation as published in General Order 580, Armee francais de Belgique (date not shown on copy received from London); unit identified as No.213 Squadron:
Commandant d'unité de grand valour, ayant déjà personnellement abattu sept appareils ennemies et coopéré à la destruction de sept autres. Au cours de l'offensive allié dans les Flandres, a conduit avec une rare énérgie et un rare talent, son unité, qui a abattu deux avions ennemis, et un troisième hors de controle.
MacKAY, Captain George Chisholm - Chevalier, Legion of Honour (France) - awarded as per London Gazette dated 8 February 1919.
The following entry appears in the University of Toronto Roll of Service 1914-1918:
U. of T. O/S. Tr. Coy., Pte., May 1916; R.N.A.S., Lieut.; France, Sept. 1917; Capt., Aug. 1918; Nieuport-Ypres sec; Wounded Sept. 12, 1918; D.F.C; Belgian Ordre de Leopold; Croix de Guerre avec Palme; Despatches.
He died in his home, 42 Primrose Avenue, Mimico on May 12, 1965 and is buried in Park Lawn Cemetery.