Friends of the Somme - Mid Ulster Branch
Coagh - Those That Served
   Captain William McKee
Dated added: 01/06/2017
Last updated: 18/04/2019
Personal Details
Royal Army Medical Corps (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
 (Survived The War)
William McKee was the son of William and Rachel McKee. He was born on 19th June 1881. He was the fourth of six children, all born in the in the Coagh – Moneymore area.. They were a farming family from Ballygoney More, near Coagh. William was educated at Queen’s College, Belfast, graduating in the Royal University in 1907. Prior to enlisting, Doctor William McKee was in practice in Birmingham. In June 1916, Dr McKee obtained a commission in the RAMC. He was mentioned in despatches in 1916 and was decorated with the Croix de Guerre in 1917.
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References and Links
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1 1901 Census - Fleming family Listing of William McKee's wife, Elizabeth Fleming
2 1901 Census lists McKee family Lists William as age 19 living at house 1 in 7 in Ballygonney More, Springhill, Londonderry
3 1911 Census Eliza Fleming Possible listing of Eliza, a nurse living in Belfast.
4 1911 Census lists McKee family Does not list William as living at house 6 in Ballygonny More, Springhill, Londonderry
5 Journal RAMC - October 1917 Croix de Guerre, Temp Lieut William McKee, M.B., RAMC
6 London Gazette - 22/08/1917 Croix de Guerre, Temp Lieut William McKee, M.B., RAMC
7 National Archives UK Medal card can be purchased here
8 Wikipedia - General M Sarrail Details of General Maurice Sarrail
Coagh & District in WW1