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John Allen McKENZIE

Regimental number3087
AddressDimboola, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24
Next of kinFather, John McKenzie, Dimboola East, Victoria
Enlistment date26 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 16 October 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Field Artillery Brigade
FateReturned to Australia 15 June 1919

Military Medal

'On the 27th September, 1917, at HOOGE, near YPRES the Battery position was heavily shelled by the enemy, conflagrations being caused in two gun pits. Immediately, these two N.C.O.s [McKENZIE and 3522 F.J. WEBBER] rushed into the pits and succeeded in extinguishing them after about 15 minutes work. They were under heavy hostile fire the whole time and Lieutenant BEATTIE who was assisting was wounded. The utmost gallantry was displayed and no regard to personal danger was paid throughout.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 7 March 1918

Family/military connectionsCousin: 1362 Lance Corporal Roderick George McKENZIE, 39th Bn, died of wounds, 1 February 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death13 September 1981
Age at death90
Place of burialDimboola Cemetery, Victoria

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