MacKENZIE, James Sutherland
(Service number 7/82)

First Rank Trooper Last Rank


Date 19 May 1886 Place of Birth Toorak, Victoria, Australia

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Willowbridge, Waimate
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status (1) Single; (2) Married
Next of Kin (1) Mrs Clarice Mackenzie, Malvern Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; (2) Mrs J. S. MacKenzie (wife), care of Mrs Cursley, High Street, Waimate, Canterbury
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation (1) Main Body; (2) New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship (1) Canterbury Mounted Rifles; (2) 10th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date (1) 16 October 1914; (2) 4 March 1916
Transport (1) Tahiti or Athenic; (2) Willochra or Tofua
Embarked From (1) Wellington; (2) Wellington Destination (2) Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

Military Awards

Service Medals
Military Awards

Award Circumstances and Date

No information

Prisoner of War Information

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


Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


Date 16 October 1948 Age 62 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

James Sutherland MacKenzie was the son of James Irving MacKenzie and Clarissa Mary Louisa née Cameron. James MacKenzie returned with several other invalided and wounded South Canterbury men, on the Willochra in late October 1915. He married Maud Adelaide Bean on 16 February 1916 at Knox Church, Dunedin, shortly before embarking for the second time.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 March 2018]; Otago Witness, 3 November 1915 (Papers Past)

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