McKENZIE, Percy Maxton
(Service number 7/83)
|First Rank||Lance corporal||Last Rank|
|Date||13 August 1886||Place of Birth||Masterton|
|Address at Enlistment||Box 14, Timaru|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||William McKENZIE, Palmerston North|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||Main Body|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||Canterbury Mounted Rifles|
|Date||16 October 1914|
|Transport||Tahiti or Athenic|
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Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||13 July 1965||Age||78 years|
|Place of Death|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Salisbury Park Crematorium, Timaru|
|Memorial Reference||Garden No 1|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Percy Maxton McKenzie was born on 13 August 1886 at Masterton, the only son of William and Mary (née Maxton) McKenzie. His mother died in 1892. He was educated at Carterton Boys’ School then at a private school. By 1911 Percy was living at Allandale, near Fairlie. He gave a Timaru address when he enlisted on the outbreak of war. He joined as a trooper with the South Canterbury Contingent of the Mounted Brigade. On 12 August 1915 he was promoted to corporal.
He settled again in South Caterbury after his discharge and married Eva Marion Robertson in 1916.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [03 November 2020]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [03 November 2020]; School Admission record (Wairarapa Branch NZSG) [03 November 2020]; Salisbury Park Crematorium plaque image & record [01 November 2020]; Lyttelton Times, 2 September 1914 (Papers Past) [27 October 2020]
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