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Roderick George McKENZIE

Regimental number1362
Date of birth30 October 1894
Place of birthWallup, Victoria
SchoolSouth Cannum State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationFarmer
AddressWallup, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinFather, Roderick McKenzie, Wallup via Warracknabeal, Victoria
Enlistment date7 April 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name39th Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/56/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll39th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 1 February 1917
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialTrois-Arbres Cemetery (Plot 1, Row E, Grave No. 11), Steenwerck, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
131
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Warracknabeal Cemetery, Victoria. Parents: Roderick (d. 4 March 1921, aged 63; bu. Warracknabeal Cemetery, Victoria) and Sarah (d. 21 April 1921, aged 55; bu. Warracknabeal Cemetery, Victoria) McKENZIE~
Family/military connectionsCousins: Lt John Allen McKENZIE MM, 12th Field Artillery Brigade, returned to Australia, 15 June 1919; Neil McKENZIE, enlisted in New Zealand; killed in action.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Last diary entry reads: 'Sunday, 14th Jan 17. We came back to the trenches and relieved the 37th Bn. I mounted guard at BH2 at 12 o'clock.'

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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