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Walter Ray McKENZIE

Regimental number620
Place of birthPetone, Wellington, New Zealand
SchoolParramatta North and Baulkham Hills Public Schools, New South Wales
Age on arrival in Australia4
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationWharf labourer
Addressc/o Mrs Beckley, Merivale Street, South Brisbane, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Height5' 4.25"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, John McKenzie, Windsor Road, Parramatta North, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date19 September 1914
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name15th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/32/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularPlayed football in Queensland with success; also a good swimmer. Won several races. (details from father)
FateDied of wounds 12 August 1916
Place of death or woundingSausage Gully, Pozieres, France
Age at death from cemetery records25
Place of burialWarloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VII, Row C, Grave No. I), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
76
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Emily McKENZIE, Windsor Road, Northmead, New South Wales. Native of Petone, New Zealand
Miscellaneous detailsName enetered incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as MACKENZIE.

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