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Regimental number690
Place of birthInverness, Scotland
OccupationRailway employee
AddressMurtoa, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25.4
Height5' 7.75"
Weight145 lbs
Next of kinFather, John McKenzie, Kaltaility, Scotland
Previous military serviceServed for 4 years in Lovat's Scouts, Yeomany.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name8th Battalion, F Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/25/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll8th Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1915
Discharge date6 February 1916
Other details

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Suevic', 8 October 1915; discharged (medically unfit: pneumonia, emphysema), 6 February 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McKENZIE John

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