On 22 August 1917 Private Alexander Mackay was killed in action, in France. He was 26 years old.
Son of Alexandrina (Lexi) MacKay of Achork, Rogart, he had enlisted in Golspie and serviced with 8th (Service) Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders and his regimental number was 241897. He was awarded the War Medal and Victory Medal.
He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial, France, listed on the Rogart war memorial and recorded in the Clan Mackay Society War Memorial Roll of Honour.