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Title: Colin McKenzie
Formatted Name: McKenzie, Colin Campbell
Rank: Lance Corporal
Place of Birth: Auckland (NZ)
Biographical notes: Colin Campbell McKenzie worked as a engineer for Vesty's Meatworks prior to enlisting.
Occupation: Engineer
Age at Enlistment: 28
Unit: 23/11 Infantry Battalion
Service: Australian Imperial Force
Date of Death: 1918-08-10
Place of Death: Amiens (France)
Place of Burial: Heath Cemetery (France)
Memorials: Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux (France)
Service History: McKenzie embarked Brisbane on board HMAT A55 'Kyarra' on 17 November 1916 as a part of the 15th Battalion, 22nd Reinforcement. On 17 May 1917 he transferred to the 11th Battalion and was promoted to Lance Corporal on 3 August 1918. On 12 February 1919, Sgt F.M. Steel of the 11th Battalion described his death: "He was hit on 10th Aug: about 8am just as we hopped off for the attack on Crepy Wood. I saw him lying dead as we passed him, had been hit by several M.G. bullets in body. We were only a few yards behind him when he was hit. Did not see him buried, but he was amongst the big number buried close by." On 28 June 1919 Steel also stated: "we were attacked near Lahon Ridge on 10/8/18 when McKenzie was killed instantly, being hit in several places by a stream of machine gun bullets. He was buried at the Military Cemetery at Lahon Ridge and a cross erected to his memory."
Related link: Nominal Roll
Red Cross Wounded and Missing
Embarkation Roll - HMAT A55 'Kyarra'
Roll of Honour
Fremantle to France : 11th Battalion A.I.F., 1914-1919 Ian Gill. Myaree, W.A. : I. Gill, 2004.
Unit War diary
History of the 15th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force : war 1914-1918 by Thomas Percival Chataway and Paul Goldenstedt. (Swanbourne, W.A.) : John Burridge Military Antiques, 1989.
Game to the last : the 11th Australian Infantry Battalion at Gallipoli by James Hurst. South Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Legs eleven: being the story of the 11th Battalion (A.I.F.) in the Great War of 1914-1918 by W.C. Belford. Perth: WA Imperial Printing Company, 1940.
Service Record
Darwin Returned Servicemens' League (RSL) : a concise history of its conception and development by Clive Francis Geddes. Darwin : Clive Francis Geddes, 2011: p.53.
Commonwealth War Graves - Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres - Colin Campbell McKenzie
metadata.territoryanzacs.dc.subject.*: Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps
World War, 1914-1918
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