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|Name:||McKenzie, Colin Campbell|
|Place of Birth:||Auckland (NZ)|
|Next of Kin:||Alexandra McKenzie - Mother ; King Street, Arch Hill, Auckland, New Zealand.|
|Biographical notes:||Colin Campbell McKenzie worked as a engineer for Vesty's Meatworks prior to enlisting.|
|Date of Enlistment:||6-May-1916|
|Age at Enlistment:||28|
|Place of Enlistment:||Darwin (N.T.)|
|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.
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
Australia. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History
World War, 1914-1918 -- Northern Territory
|Appears in Collections:||Fallen ANZACs|
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