John Clifford MCKENZIE


MCKENZIE, John Clifford

Service Number: 7062
Enlisted: 2 October 1916, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Last Rank: Sapper
Last Unit: Tunnelling Companies
Born: Wasleys, South Australia, Australia, 31 May 1895
Home Town: Cummins, Lower Eyre Peninsula, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Accidental (Injuries), France, 26 April 1918, aged 22 years
Cemetery: Querrieu British Cemetery
Querrieu British Cemetery (Row B, Grave No. 13), France, Querrieu British Cemetery, Querrieu, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Cummins War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

2 Oct 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
11 May 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 7062, Tunnelling Companies
11 May 1917: Embarked AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 7062, Tunnelling Companies, HMAT Shropshire, Melbourne
26 Apr 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Sapper, SN 7062

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Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA: 1910 - 1924) Wednesday 15 May 1918


Sapper John Clifford McKenzie, No. 2 Australian Tunnelling Company, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. McKenzie, Cummins, was killed in action in France on April 26, 1918. He was born at Wasleys on May 31, 1895, and was educated at the Port Lincoln and Solomon town public schools. He joined the cadets at Port Pirie and proved a first- class marksman. In his profession on   the State and Commonwealth railways, on the Eyre Peninsula, Tailem Bend, and East-West lines, he enjoyed the confidence of many companions, who held him in the highest esteem. On September 30, 1916, he enlisted, and he faithfully served his King and country for 19 months.