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William Donald McKENZIE

Regimental number918
Place of birthTamworth New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationEngineer
AddressInverell Road, Armidale, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinMother, Mrs C McKenzie, Inverell Road, Armidale, New South Wales
Enlistment date10 April 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll11 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentSergeant
Unit name33rd Battalion, C Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 4 May 1916
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'Work at Pont Ballot on 24-25 February 1917.'
Recommendation date: 27 February 1917

FateReturned to Australia 9 October 1917
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He led his party with great dash and inflicted many casualties on the enemy. He himself shot three of the enemy and captured two prisoners. Later he superintended the evacuation of the wounded under heavy fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 133
Date: 21 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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