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Donald McKENZIE

Regimental number10623
Place of birthEuroa Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressTerip-Terip via Gobur, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, D McKenzie, Terip-Terip via Gobur, Victoria
Enlistment date17 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 2, Reinforcement 13
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/30/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 5 January 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Field Artillery Brigade
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Work at Estrees on 28 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 3 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 31 May 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty as ESTREES on 28th August, 1918, Guner McKENZIE, as telephonist with Artillery Liaison Officer at Infantry Battalion Headquarters went out and repaired lines under very heavy shell fire and gas concentration on four different occasions. At this time the Infantry was pushing forward to keep touch with the enemy who was just then commencing to withdraw and it was absolutely essential that communication be maintained with Artillery.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 109
Date: 15 September 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death18 June 1952
Age at death57
Place of burialEuroa Cemetery, Victoria

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