McKENZIE, Donald Francis
(Service number 47352)

First Rank Corporal Last Rank


Date 15 August 1892 Place of Birth Timaru

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Middle Street, Timaru
Occupation Shipping clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs Elizabeth McKENZIE (mother), Middle Street, Timaru
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 26th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Regiment, C Company
Date ( June 1917
Transport Willochra
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

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Prisoner of War Information

Date of Capture
Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Liberation Date


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 25 July 1970 Age 77 years
Place of Death Montecillo Home, Dunedin
Memorial or Cemetery Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin
Memorial Reference Block SF 8, Plot 11
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Donald Francis McKenzie was the only son of Francis McKenzie and his second wife, Elizabeth née Olson. He had an older half-sister, Maria, and a younger half-brother. His father, who died in 1913, had fought in the Crimean War and at Timaru was involved in the rescue of survivors from the "City of Perth" and "Benvenue" shipwrecks. Donald returned to New Zealand on the Maunganui in June 1919.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [17 March 2018]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) 17 March 2018]; Andersons Bay Cemetery headstone image & burial records (Dunedin City Council) [18 March 2018]; Timaru Herald, 16 June 1919 (Papers Past) [17 March 2018]

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