Alastair Norman MACKENZIE


MACKENZIE, Alastair Norman

Service Number: VX74
Enlisted: 27 October 1939, South Melbourne, VIC
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 1 POW Contact and Enquiry Unit
Born: Mount Gambier, South Australia, 23 August 1917
Home Town: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Not yet discovered
Died: Killed (On duty), Java, NEI, Java, Netherlands East Indies, 17 April 1946, aged 28 years
Cemetery: Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia
Plot V1, Row B, Jakarta War Cemetery, Jakarta, Indonesia
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 2 Service

27 Oct 1939: Involvement Captain, SN VX74
27 Oct 1939: Enlisted South Melbourne, VIC
27 Oct 1939: Enlisted SN VX74
17 Apr 1946: Involvement Captain, SN VX74, 1 POW Contact and Enquiry Unit

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Biography contributed by David Barlow

Three Australian servicemen were ambushed and murdered by Indonesian rebels 30 miles south of Buitenzorg, Java, NEI on the 17th of April 1946 (now known as Bogor, West Java province, Indonesia)

They were investigating the fate of Australian servicemen in the area as members of the Australian War Crimes Investigation Unit / Prisoner of War Contact and Enquiry Unit

Flight Lieutenant Hector Murdoch McDonald 120571 RAAF

Squadron Leader Frederick George Birchall 252031 RAAF

Captain Alastair Norman MacKenzie VX74 Australian Army