The Duke of York's Royal Military School, Dover, Kent. (Formerly known as The Royal Military Asylum, Chelsea).
James McKay was granted entry to the School by virtue of his Father, Edward Hector MacKay, having been a soldier serving with The Royal Scots. The same applied to Walter George McKay as his Father, James McKay, also served with The Royal Scots after leaving the School.
It was necessary for a parent to petition the School on behalf of the wouldbe pupil. The files below are copies of the 2 Petitions relating to James and Walter George McKay and were a useful source of information regarding James' Father, Edward Hector MacKay and his Grand-father, John MacKay. In the case of Walter George McKay, his records also include 2 pages of his Conduct Sheet. James McKay attended the School from 13th July 1880 to the 26th August 1882 and upon leaving, immediated enlisted with The Royal Scots. Details of his service can be seen on the Military Records page for the MacKay Family.
Walter George McKay attended the School from 28th October 1914 to 11th July 1919. Having spent 4 years working in civilian life, he enlisted with The Scots Guards. Details of his service can be seen on the Military Records page for the MacKay Family.
Both sets of the Records below have the same 1st Page.