Keith Wemyss MACKENZIE

Regimental number633
Date of birth6 August 1887
Place of birthBombay India
ReligionChurch of England
AddressMingaree, Rouse Hill, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinWife, Mrs M McKenzie, Mingaree, Rouse Hill, New South Wales
Enlistment date6 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name17th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12 May 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll17th Battalion

2nd Lieutenant

Unit: INF17
Promotion date: 1 October 1915


Unit: INF17
Promotion date: 15 March 1916

FateReturned to Australia 8 January 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)*second given name two spellings Wemyss and Wenyss

Bar to Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When in command of his company he displayed fine leadership and great dash in leading his company to the attack. He quickly reached his objective, and consolidated the position under the heaviest shell fire. He has always shown fine fighting qualities, and has accomplished some very good work as company commander.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 120
Date: 7 August 1918

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal