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Kenneth Allan McKENZIE

Date of birth6 June 1893
OccupationSoldier
AddressMount Pleasant Road, Belmont, Geelong, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs M E McKenzie, Mount Pleasant Road, Belmont, Geelong, Victoria
Enlistment date3 November 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll28 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentLieutenant
Unit name9th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A26 Armadale on 12 February 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll9th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

Major


Unit: Staff 4th Light Horse Brigade
Promotion date: 19 March 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement No. 30169 (6 July 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 174 (11 October 1917).

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 30746 (14 June 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 173 (7 November 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Medals

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his squadron in the attack with great gallantry, and was the first to reach the enemy's position. He has on many previous occasions done fine work.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103
Date: 29 June 1917

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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