George Frank McKENZIE

Regimental number99
Place of birthLaunceston Tasmania
AddressMayne Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, H McKenzie, Main Street, Invermay, Launceston, Tasmania
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name3rd Field Company Engineers, Headquarters, Section 1, Section 2 and Section 4
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/22/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A2 Geelong on 22 September 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Field Company Engineers
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 4 and 22 May 1915

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29251 (5 August 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 133 (28 October 1915).

FateReturned to Australia 24 September 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On 4th May, 1915, during a landing and an attack on the enemy's redoubt near Gaba Tepe, for conspicuous gallantry in rescuing a wounded sapper and carrying him back to the boat under heavy fire. Having pushed the boat off, he himself returned to the beach and was subsequently wounded.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 6545
Date: 3 July 1915

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 December 1953