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Alex Grant McKENZIE

Regimental number5761
Place of birthWoolongong, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
Address67 Cantonment Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation37
Height5' 9"
Weight148 lbs
Next of kinWife, Mrs Elizabeth McKenzie, 67 Cantonment Street, Fremantle, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date20 March 1916
Place of enlistmentFremantle, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name16th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/33/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 18 July 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll16th Battalion
FateDied of disease whilst a Prisoner of War 12 October 1918
Place of burialCologne Southern Cemetery (Plot X, Row C, Grave No. 7), Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated (marble tablet) in St John's Anglican Church, Fremantle, Western Australia. Inscription reads: 'To the glory of God. The Choir Vestry was erected A.D. 1922 in grateful memory of the men from this parish who gave their lives for God and King and Country in the Great War 1914-1919. "Their name liveth for evermore."'
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Fremantle, 13 July 1916; disembarked Plymouth, England, 9 September 1916; marched into 4th Training Bn, Rollestone, 10 September 1916.

Admitted to Codford General Hospital, 28 November 1916 (influenza); marched into 4th Training Bn, Codford, 20 December 1916.

Admitted to Group Hospital, Codford, 26 December 1916 (debility).

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1917; marched into 4th Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 9 February 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 11 February 1917; taken on strength of 16th Bn, in the field, 13 February 1917.

Posted as wounded and missing in action, 11 April 1917.

Now, 25 April 1917, reported as 'Prisoner of War, and held at Dulmen, Germany; wounded in action (gunshot wound, left thigh), 12 April 1917'.

Died, Dulmen, Germany, 12 October 1918.

Buried, 17 October 1918.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKENZIE Alex Grant

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