The AIF Project

Robert William McKENZIE

Regimental number157
Place of birthPoint Sturt South Australia
Address203 Bridport Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinMother, Mrs McKenzie, 203 Bridport Street, Albert Park, Victoria
Previous military service51st Infantry
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Field Ambulance
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/45/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Flying Corps
FateReturned to Australia 16 March 1919

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As a result of engaging hostile aircraft during four months, he on four occasions has destroyed a total of four hostile machines. He has also carried out numerous low-flying reconnaissances, in which he has bombed and engaged with machine gun fire enemy formations. He has at all times displayed marked determination and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 165
Date: 24 October 1918

Other detailsMedals: Miitary Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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