McKenzie, James (3201)

Place of Birth: South Melbourne, VIC

Age: 19 years 6 months

Enlistment Details: Thursday, 8 July 1915 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 3201            view online service record

Address:
118 Rouse Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
James McKenzie (father)
444 Coventry Street
South Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Thursday, 18 November 1915
Ship: HMAT Wiltshire A18
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 21st Infantry Battalion – 7th Reinforcements

Fate:
KIA: Wednesday, 19 July 1916
Place: France


Brother: Alexander Edmund McKenzie

Private, 60 Infantry, killed in action 19 July, 1916, aged 20, France, commemorated VC Corner Australian Cemetery, France.

Father: James McKenzie, mother deceased, born Melbourne. Enlisted as 19-year-old, his father at 444 Coventry Street, South Melbourne; later 48 Rouse Street and 82 Evans Street, both Port Melbourne. He was noted on Attestation as previously rejected for enlistment on account of teeth. Posted Missing, 19 July, 1916, confirmed killed in action as at that date in August, 1917, no known grave. Brother, 929, Alexander Edmund McKENZIE also enlisted from Rouse Street.

Additional research by Brian Membrey

Comments

  1. Brian Membrey says

    Victorian registrations show the serviceman as James Reece Greville McKENZIE. The following Death Notice suggests a third brother “Willie” (William Henry McKENZIE, born South Melbourne, 1899) serving with the Royal Navy.

    McKENZIE — Killed in action on the 19th July, 1916 (previously reported missing), Private James, beloved sou of James and the late Emma McKenzie, brother of Alf. Clara, John, Alick (A.I.F.), Willie, (Royal Navy, England), and Mattie
    Cobber.
    Inserted by A. and J. McKenzie.

  2. Brian Membrey says

    Victorian registrations show the serviceman as James Reece Greville McKENZIE. The following Death Notice suggests a third brother “Willie” (William Henry McKENZIE, born South Melbourne, 1899) serving with the Royal Navy.

    McKENZIE — Killed in action on the 19th July, 1916 (previously reported missing), Private James, beloved sou of James and the late Emma McKenzie, brother of Alf. Clara, John, Alick (A.I.F.), Willie, (Royal Navy, England), and Mattie
    Cobber.
    Inserted by A. and J. McKenzie.

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