Whitehill Former Pupils’ Club

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Crawford McKay – age 30 – Captain (259234) Royal Engineers attached to the Inter-Service Liaison Department,.

During World War II, the Inter-Services Liaison Department was the cover name adopted by the Secret Intelligence Service. Crawford was commissioned in the Royal Engineers in January 1943. He was serving with the Special Operations Executive when he was arrested and killed by the Gestapo. He was buried in Graz cemetery but was re-interred in Klagenfurt in November 1945.

(Source: London Gazette 23/3/1943 p.1410, peterpirker.at - The SOE Operation Duval and CWGC)

Born 1914 in Camlachie, Glasgow. (Source: SNWM and GRoS – Birth Register)

Son of John and Jane Rutherford (Linning) McKay of East Finchley, Middlesex.

(Source:CWGC, family grave in Riddrie Park Cemetery – SWGP p.32 and listed on the Glasgow WW2 Roll of Honour but without an address)

Died on Active Service on 11 November 1944.

Commonwealth War Grave – Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria.