|Place of birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Address||c/o Thomson and Tate, Lake Mears, Dangin, Western Australia|
|Age at embarkation||25|
|Next of kin||Father, James McKenzie, 149 High Street, Preston-Pans, Scotland|
|Previous military service||Served for 5 years in the 8th Bn, Royal Scots Regiment; discharged on leaving the country.|
|Place of enlistment||Perth, Western Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||3rd Pioneer Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||14/15/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Pioneer Battalion|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
Medaille D'Honneur Avec glaives (en Vermeil)
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 119
War service: Western Front
Embarked Melbourne, 6 June 1916; found guilty, 3 July 1916 (at sea), of being absent without leaqve for 6 hours: admonished, and forfeitede 1 day's pay under Royal Warrant; disembarked England, 26 July 1916.
Promoted Corporal, 4 November 1916.
Proceeded overseas to France, 24 November 1916.
Detached to 2nd Army Signal School, 15 January 1917; rejoined 3rd Pioneer Bn, in the field, 27 February 1917.
Appointed Lance Sergeant, 16 July 1917; Temporary Sergeant, 10 August 1917; promoted Sergeant, 19 September 1917.
On leave to England, 20 December 1917; rejoined Bn from leave, 6 January 1918.
Promoted Temporary Company Sergeant Major (Warrant Officer Class II), 22 July 1918.
Promoted 2nd Lieutenant, 15 September 1918.
Detached to Australian Corps Signal School, 20 September 1918.
Admitted to No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 16 October 1918 (influenza); transferred to England, 1 November 1918, and admitted to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth; discharged on convalescence, 14-28 November 1918.
Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Demosthenes', 16 January 1919; disembarked Fremantle, 22 February 1919; appointment terminated (discharged), 5 April 1919.Medals: Medaille D'Honneur Avec glaives (en Vermeil) (France), British War Medal, Victory Medal.
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McKENZIE James Thomson|