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Duncan Hope McKay (1946 - 1977)

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Duncan Hope McKay
Born in Worthing, Sussex, Englandmap
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Mutema TTL, Chipinga District, Rhodesiamap
Profile last modified | Created 3 Jul 2018 | Last significant change: 22 Jul 2018
06:55: Andrew Field edited the Biography, Birth Place, Death Place and Status Indicators for Duncan McKay. (Biography Amendments) [Thank Andrew for this]
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Categories: BSA Police | Roll of Honour, BSA Police.


Note: Birth & Upbringing: Born 1946 and raised in Worthing, Sussex, England. [1]
Family: Duncan was the son of Frederick and Hilda (nee Warren) McKay. [2]
Education: He was educated at St Andrew Secondary Modern and Goring Hall Private School. He conducted his tertiary studies at Worthing College.
Vocation: Duncan first worked for a firm of solicitors and an assurance company, before deciding to join the BSA Police in April 1968; Reg.No.7961; served until January 1977. He was first stationed at Victoria Falls, transferring to Marandellas in 1973. He was attached to Police General Headquarters (Operations) and attached to the Ground Coverage Scheme.
Demise: KIA - ambush while serving as a Section Officer with Duty Uniform in Mutema TTL; Chipinga District (Operation Thrasher).
Burial: Warren Hills Cemetry 10 January 1977 [3] [4] [5]


  1. England and Wales Birth Registration Index 1837-2008" Database with images. Vol/Page: 5H/684 citing General Register Office, Southport, England
  2. England and Wales Marriage Registration Index 1837-2005" Database with images. Vol/Page: 2B/997 citing General Register Office, Southport, England
  3. Andrew Field: BSA Police Roll of Honour BSAP Website
  4. Obituary Notice Outpost 1/1977 Outpost Magazine: Journal of the BSA Police
  5. A Haggett & G van Tonder "Rhodesian Combined Forces Roll of Honour" ISBN 978-1-920143-75-6 based on the original Dr. JRT Wood citing Rhodesian Sitreps and other sources.

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