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Hugh Wilson McKENZIE

Regimental number2623
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
OccupationWool classer
AddressGrandview Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, D McKenzie, Grandview Street, Moonee Ponds, Victoria
Enlistment date10 June 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll14/6/1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/24/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 26 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'Work at Lihons on 11 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 17 August 1918

FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry during an attack. He colunteered and personally conducted two guns over open ground under heavy machine gun fire to the outpost line and skilfully engaged the enemy infantry, breaking up an impending counter attack and keeping intact the flank of the battalion to which he was attached.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31
Date: 4 March 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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