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Louis Evander McKENZIE

Date of birth11 November 1885
Place of birthBeechworth Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationVeterinary Surgeon
Address'Irene', Belmont, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinMrs M E McKenzie, 'Irene', Belmont Street, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCaptain (Veterinary Officer)
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Veterinary Corps
Promotions

Major


Unit: VO Staff 3rd Division
Promotion date: 9 December 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: "7 March 1917

Companion of the Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 26 September 1917"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Medals

Distinguished Service Order


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57
Date: 18 April 1918

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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