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Murdoch McKENZIE

Regimental number10194
Place of birthKingston Victoria
AddressFarm 203, Leeton, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, M McKenzie, Farm 203, Leeton, New South Wales
Enlistment date25 August 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameReinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/33/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollGunner
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Zonnebeke on 12 October 1917.'
Recommendation date: 1 November 1917

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Medal

'On 12th October, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE, north east of YPRES, this man, in company with Gunner BALDWIN, was acting as linesman to an F.O.O. party, when their officer was severely wounded and, although themselves suffering from concussion, under heavy shell fire they carried him to a sheltered position. After obtaining the assistance of a stretcher and two bearers, they continued their journey to an aid post, when a shell burst, killing the two bearers and again wounding their officer. They immediately obtained another stretcher and four German prisoners and completed their journey to the aid post. Their persistent efforts under a heavy barrage and such trying conditions displayed a devotion to duty and a high example of personal courage.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 95
Date: 27 June 1918

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