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Alexander Grant McKENZIE

Regimental number2214
Place of birthGrenfell, New South Wales
AddressTuena, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation30
Height5' 10"
Weight174 lbs
Next of kinFather, Mr Hector McKenzie, Tuena, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date29 March 1916
Place of enlistmentBathurst, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name53rd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/70/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A44 Vestalia on 11 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll53rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 25 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records32
Place of burialNew Irish Farm Cemetery (Plot XXXV, Row A, Grave No. 25), St. Jean-Les-Ypres, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Hector and Mary MCKENZIE, The Garnet, Tuena, New South Wales. Native of Grenfell, New South Wales
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 11 July 1916; disembarked Devonport, England, 9 September 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 20 November 1916; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 21 November 1916.

Proceeded to unit, 15 January 1917; taken on strength of 53rd Bn, in the field, 16 January 1917.

Admitted to Anzac Corps Rest Station, 22 January 1917 (septic toe); transferred to No1 South Midland Casualty Clearing Station, 9 February 1917; to No 9 Ambulance Train, 10 February 1917; to No 3 Canadian General Hospital, Boulogne, 11 February 1917 (Inflammation of connective tissues of the toe); to No 25 General Hospital, 14 February 1917; to No 7 Convalescent Depot, Boulogne, 20 February 1917; to No 3 Rest Camp, 2 March 1917; marched into 5th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 3 March 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 12 March 1917; rejoined 53rd Bn, 13 March 1917.

Detached to 5th Division Assistant Provost Marshal Guard, 3 May 1917; rejoined unit, 24 July 1917.

Killed in action, 25 September 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKENZIE Alexander Grant

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