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George Arthur McKENZIE

Regimental number1548
Place of birthHobart Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
Address103 Park Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs. S. McKenzie, 103 Park Street, Hobart, Tasmania
Enlistment date1 December 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

*'Gallantry as stretcher-bearer at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: "31 May and August 1916*

Bar to Military Medal

Recommendation date: 9 September 1916"

FateReturned to Australia 17 March 1917

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry under fire. On 31st May 1916 at Croix Blanche, Petillon Sector, France, McKenzie was on duty as sentry when the billet occupied by his Company was heavily shelled. He dressed the wounds of a man who was hit on the road near his post and remained at his post under shrapnel and H.E. fire until ordered into the adjacent shell slits.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

MM Bar

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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