McKENZIE, Percy Maxton
(Service number 7/83)

First Rank Lance corporal Last Rank


Date 13 August 1886 Place of Birth Masterton

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment Box 14, Timaru
Occupation Dairy agent
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin William McKENZIE, Palmerston North
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation Main Body
Unit, Squadron, or Ship Canterbury Mounted Rifles
Date 16 October 1914
Transport Tahiti or Athenic
Embarked From Destination
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

Dairyman; farmer


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

Biographical Notes

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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