Regimental number12/160
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinAlexander Mackenzie, Mangatera, Hawke's Bay
Rank on embarkationPrivate
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankLieutenant
Final unit2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment
FateDied of wounds 22 February 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialEstaires Communal Cemetery and Extension (Plot III, Row J, Grave No 7), Estaires, Nord, France
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Alexander and Catherine Mackenzie, of Lochbroom, Ross-shire, Scotland. Also served at Gallipoli

Mentioned in Despatches

'He enlisted as a private soldier in the Main Body, New Zealand Expeditionary Force in August 1914, landed on Gallipoli on April 1915, and gallantly and efficiently carried out his duties as an NCO and later as an Officer and Platoon Commander from that date without a single days break, until he brought off the last party of his Battalion from Rhododendron Ridge at the evacuation on 19.12.15. During that time he took part in the landing at ANZAC, the attack at Achi Baba, a raid at Quinn's Post, and the advance Chunuk Bair. In the raid (16 officers and 510 other ranks) south of Armentieres on 21.2.16 he commanded his Company and led them in the successful assault on the enemy front line. During the withdrawal he was fatally wounded by enemy shell fire, He was one of the most gallant and respected of the Officers of this Battalion.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 1 June 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body

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