The editor believes that there are major discrepancies and errors
in the official report of Major McKay's death.
At the time of this writing (8th May 2009 ) there is a living and
very competent eye witness to this tragic incident .
His clear memory of the events can be read by clicking on this link.
The editor feels that
is is important for future readers to understand that Officers writing
about soldier's deaths would often massage the horrific facts into
something a little less painful.
This would appear to have happened here.