The Military Records of various members of my extended family.
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See notes at the bottom of this page regarding the records for Edward Hector MacKay.
The Records below for Donald John Stott D.S.O., are in 3 parts. Part 1 contains copies of his Military Service records, Part 2 and Part3 contain additional records and documents relating to his Military Service.
Files relating to the Military Service of Edward Hector MacKay in the 2nd Battalion, 1st Regiment of Foot (The Royal Scots), 1855 to 1865.
Research at the National Archives in Kew was not successful in locating either his Attestation or Discharge Papers, however, very poor quality Muster Records were found and it is from those that some of the information on his service has been compiled. An original Enlistment Record was found, a copy of which is displayed here. In addition, I have been able to find a record of medals awarded for the campaign in China in which he took part, a copy of which is also displayed here.
Edward Hector's Diary was probably written late in his life when he was living in Greenwich. A copy found its way to Australia and from there to New Zealand and at some point in its journey, suffered fire damage which resulted in the loss of some of the pages. A copy of the remaining pages was sent to me by a member of the Stott Family in New Zealand, a transcript of which is displayed here.
Lance Sergeant Edward Hector MacKay was awarded the 'Relief of Pekin and Taku Forts' Medal for 1860.