John Gordon MCKENZIE

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MCKENZIE, John Gordon

Service Number: 151
Enlisted: 22 July 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 32nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Morchard., 17 December 1890
Home Town: Orroroo, Orroroo/Carrieton, South Australia
Schooling: Morchard Primary School
Occupation: Farmer
Died: Killed in Action, France, 20 July 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery
Previously commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France. Remains since recovered, identified and interred in Pheasant Wood-Grave Reference: I. D. 5 INSCRIPTION LOVED & RESPECTED SON OF J & K McKENZIE OF MORCHARD STH. AUSTRALIA ONCE LOST AND NOW FOUND , Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery, Fromelles, Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Orroroo Morchard Public School Roll of Honor, Orroroo Morchard War Memorial, Orroroo War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

22 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
18 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 151, 32nd Infantry Battalion
18 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 151, 32nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Geelong, Adelaide
Date unknown: Involvement 32nd Infantry Battalion, Fromelles (Fleurbaix)

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 25 and the son of James and Kennethina McKenzie, of "Strathmore," Orroroo, South Australia. Native of Morchard.

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LOVED & RESPECTED SON OF J & K McKENZIE OF MORCHARD STH. AUSTRALIA ONCE LOST AND NOW FOUND

Biography

32nd Battalion AIF

Reported missing, 20 July 1916.

Identification disc received from Germany (German Death List, 4 November 1916). No particulars were afforded except that soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION 20/7/16. 

Served for 5 years in the Light Horse, Orroroo, South Australia.