Trevor George (Mick) MCKENZIE

MCKENZIE , Trevor George

Service Numbers: V58348, VX123431
Enlisted: 13 August 1940, 8 Infantry Battalion
Last Rank: Warrant Officer Class 2
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion AMF
Born: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 11 April 1918
Home Town: Ararat, Ararat, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Grocer
Died: Geelong, Victoria, Australia, 24 July 2002, aged 84 years, cause of death not yet discovered
Cemetery: Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Victoria
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World War 2 Service

13 Aug 1940: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN V58348, 8 Infantry Battalion
12 Feb 1943: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN V58348, 8th Infantry Battalion AMF
13 Feb 1943: Enlisted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, SN VX123431, 8th Infantry Battalion AMF
19 May 1944: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN VX123431, 8th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Cairns to Lae per SS Both
10 Oct 1944: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN VX123431, 8th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Lae to Emirau Island (Bismarck Archipeligo) per Cape Victoria
3 Dec 1944: Promoted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, 8th Infantry Battalion AMF
29 Jun 1945: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN VX123431, 8th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Treasury Island to Bougainville
7 Jul 1945: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Corporal, SN VX123431, 8th Infantry Battalion AMF, emplaned ex Bougainville to Treasury Island
31 Oct 1945: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Sergeant, SN VX123431, 8th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Terakina to Rabaul per Kanimbla
24 Apr 1946: Promoted Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, 8th Infantry Battalion AMF

World War 1 Service

2 May 1946: Embarked Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, SN VX123431, 8th Infantry Battalion AMF, ex Rabaul to Sydney per Duntroon

World War 2 Service

20 May 1946: Discharged Australian Military Forces (Army WW2), Warrant Officer Class 2, SN VX123431, 8th Infantry Battalion AMF

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Biography contributed by Chris Buckley

Mick was the fourth of seven children of Alexander Cowan McKenzie (b1885 in Elmhurst, Victoria) and Ruby Rose Fairchild (b1891 in Timor, Victoria). Alexander - a Grocer - and Ruby married in 1912 in Ballarat, Victoria. They settled in Ararat and raised their family.

Mick was a Grocer in Ararat in 1940 when he enlisted in the ACMF, serving as a Corporal (Service No:V58348) with 8th Infantry Battalion in Darwin. In February 1943 he enlisted in the Australian Army (Service No:VX123431) and served with 8th Infantry Battalion in New Guinea (19 May 1944 to 10 August 1944) and SWPA - Emirau and Treasury Islands (27 September 1944 to 9 May 1946). Mick was a Warrant Officer II attached to 8th Infantry Battalion when he was Discharged in 1946. Brother Eldred (Lal/Alex) Alexander McKenzie (Leading Aircraftman; Service No:128562) also served in WWII.

Mick worked as a Grocer when he returned to Ararat where, in 1946 he married Olwyn Eva Smart (b1922 in Ararat, Victoria). Mick and Olwyn settled in Geelong where Mick was a Grocer and Manager. He died in 2002 and Olwyn in 2014.

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