MACKIE, Robert Charles
(Service number 6/499)
|First Rank||Corporal||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||31 January 1887||Place of Birth||Edinburgh, Scotland|
|Date||12 August 1914||Age||28 yrs 7 mths|
|Address at Enlistment||Care of Campbell, Stafford Street, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience||Glasgow R. E. Vols (41/2 years service).|
|Next of Kin||James MACKIE, Main Street, Strathpinness, Fifeshire, Scotland|
|Medical Information||Height 5 ft 71/2 in. Weight 138 lbs. Chest 32-35 inches. Complexion dark. Eyes blue. Hair brown. Eyes, hearing good. Colour vision, heart, lungs normal. Limbs, chest well formed. Full movement of joints. Teeth fair. Free from hernia, variocele, varicose veins, haemorrhoids, inveterate or contagious skin disease. Vaccinated. Good bodily & mental health. No defects. False teeth upper jaw - well fitting.|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
|Embarked From||Lyttelton, Canterbury||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
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|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Infantry Battalion|
|Service Medals||1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal.|
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|Date||25 April 1915||Age|
|Place of Death||Dardanelles, Turkey|
|Cause||Killed in action|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Lone Pine Memorial, Lone Pine Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey|
|Memorial Reference||Panel 75|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Son of James & Marion (nee SMITH) MACKIE. Of Scotland. His mother died in 1898. His next-of-kin was his brother James MACKIE who resided at Main St, Strathkinness, Fifeshire, Scotland. In his Will (short form; drawn up 12 Oct 1914 at Timaru) he left all to Mrs Agnes BLENKIREN (sister), 6 Reach Avenue, Whitley Bay, Northumberland, England. His medals were sent to this sister, 6 January 1922. In the 1891 & 1901 censuses Robert was a scholar, then a clerk at home with his family at Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland.
Cenotaph Database [19 November 2013]; CWGC [19 November 2013]; NZ Defence Force Personnel Records (Archives NZ ref. AABK 18805 W5544 0070799) [20 November 2013]; Timaru Herald, 13 August 1914, 24 May 1915 (Papers Past) [19 November 2013, 18 November 2013]; 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 census records for family (ancestry.com.au) [21 November 2013, 01 December 2013].
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