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Arthur Francis Murray McKENZIE

Regimental number438
Place of birthDarlington, Victoria
AddressDarlington, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, R McKenzie, Darlington, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date24 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll46th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 26 August 1918
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery (Block Officers, Plot B, Row I, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Darlington Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Kenneth and Catherine McKENZIE, Darlington, Victoria. Photo: Ian Marr
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War service: embarked from Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 5 April 1915.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Gallipoli, 25 April 1915 (gun shot wound, chest); transferred to hospital, Port Said, 18 May 1915; to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 20 May 1915; discharged to Base Details, 18 June 1915.

Transferred to 46th Bn, 31 March 1916.

Proceeded from Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 2 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, 8 June 1916. Promoted Corporal, 21 August 1916; Lance Sergeant, 2 December 1916; Sergeant, 16 December 1916.

Wounded in action, 11 April 1917 (shell wound, left hip); admitted to 3rd Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 15 April 1917.

Selected to attend No. 4 Officer Cadet Bn, Oxford, 5 October 1917. Appointed 2nd Lt and posted to Reinforcements, 2 February 1918.

Proceeded overseas to France, 5 April 1918; taken on strength, 46th Bn, 16 April 1918. Promoted Lt, 5 May 1918.

Wounded in action, 19 August 1918 (shell wound, leg and chest); transferred to 55th Casualty Clearing Station, 20 August 1918; died of wounds, 26 August 1918.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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