The AIF Project

George McKENZIE

Regimental number2913
Place of birthHawera, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinSister, Mrs M Street, Smart Road, Fitzroy, New Plymouth, New Zealand
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 May 1915
Place of enlistmentLiverpool, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name11th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/28/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 5 May 1918

FateReturned to Australia 23 September 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'On night of 24th/25th April, 1918, during a counter-attack by their Battalion on strong enemy position South of VILLERS-BRETONNEUX these men [McKENZIE, 2762 J. PIANTO, 3934 W.H. SAUNDERS, 3057 E. GILMORE, 4901 E.J. STOKES, 309A F.J. COX, 2989 D. SHANKS, 3927 T.A. PORTER] who are Stretcher-bearers, continually under very heavy machine gun and shell fire, and at great personal risk, collected the wounded. Their untiring energy, bravery, and devotion to duty in clearing casualties were undoubtedly instrumental in saving many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
Date: 4 February 1919

Print format