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Kenneth MacCormick

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  • Service number
    • 3/185 AWMM
    • 6163 AWMM
  • Also known as
    Kenneth McCormick AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Last rank
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
      New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM
    • WW2 Brigadier AWMM
      New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM
  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth AWMM
  • Surname
    MacCormick AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kenneth McCormick AWMM
  • Service number
    • 3/185 AWMM
    • 6163 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Date of birth
    13 January 1891 AWMM
  • Place of birth
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Birth notes
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    • WW1 Medical practitioner AWMM
    • WW1 Medical practitioner AWMM
    • WW2 Surgeon AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 05 Aug 1914 Selwyn College, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • Unknown Unknown address AWMM
    • Unknown 98 Symonds Street, Auckland, new Zealand AWMM
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    • Judge MacCormick (father), Manukau Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Judge MacCormick (father), Manukau Road, Parnell, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Mrs Kathleen MacCormick (wife), 98 Symonds Street, Auckland, new Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    • Pre 16 Oct 1914 Single AWMM
    • Pre 01 Apr 1916 Single AWMM
    • Pre 1940 Married AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
    • World War I, 1914-1918 AWMM
    • World War II, 1939-1945 AWMM
  • Campaigns
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
      Gallipoli, Turkey AWMM
    • North Africa AWMM
  • Force
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    • 3/185 AWMM
    • 6163 AWMM
  • Military service
    • Volunteer prior to World War 1 AWMM
    • Territorial Force, Assistant Director of Medical Services AWMM
    • New Zealand Rifle Brigade, 4th Battalion AWMM
    • 2 New Zealand Field Ambulance AWMM
    • Medical Services, 1 NZ Division AWMM
    • Northern Military District AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Miilitary decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Companion of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath (CB) AWMM
    • Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE) AWMM
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      DSO citation: "For conspicious gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of the evacuation of the wounded during an action. He remained at duty for forty eight hours without rest, visiting the advanced posts, searching shellholes, and bringing in many wounded. When one of his bearer posts was heavily shelled, with great coolness he got all the wounded away, staying behind himself until the last had left. He set a splendid example of courage and untiring energy." (London Gazette, 26 November 1917) AWMM
    • 1914-1915 Star AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • 1939-1945 Star AWMM
    • Africa Star AWMM
    • Defence Medal AWMM
    • War Medal 1939-1945 with oak leaf AWMM
    • New Zealand War Service Medal AWMM
    • Coronation Medal 1953 AWMM
    • Efficiency Decoration (ED) AWMM
    • Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal AWMM
    • New Zealand Territorial Service Medal AWMM
    • Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
      London Gazette 26/11/1917 AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    • WW1 5 August 1914 AWMM
      Otago, New Zealand AWMM
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
    • WW2 Unknown AWMM
  • Age on enlistment
    • WW1 23 AWMM

Embarkations

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  • Embarkation details
    • WW1 16 October 1914 AWMM HMNZT 3-12 AWMM
      Vessel was Unknown Ship AWMM
      Captain AWMM
      New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM
      Main Body AWMM
    • WW1 1 April 1916 AWMM from Wellington, New Zealand AWMM to Suez, Egypt AWMM HMNZT 49 or HMNZT 50 AWMM
      Vessel was Tahiti or Maunganui AWMM
      Captain AWMM
      11th Reinforcements, New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM
      New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
    • WW2 Apr 1942 AWMM Unknown Transport AWMM
      Vessel was Unknown Ship AWMM
      Lieutenant Colonel AWMM
      Headquarters, Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force AWMM
      2NZEF: 1st Echelon AWMM

Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank
    • WW1 Unknown AWMM
      New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM
    • WW2 Brigadier AWMM
      New Zealand Medical Corps AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Charles Edward MacCormick

    Returned to NZ at some point during World War 1 and then re-embarked with the 11th Reinforcements on 1 April 1916

    Served as Regimental Medical Officer (RMO) for 4 Battalion, NZ Rifle Brigade, 1916-17

    Promoted to Major and appointed Commanding Officer (CO) of 2 NZ Field Ambulance, 10 August 1917

    Temporary Lt Colonel & Deputy Assistant Director of Medical Services (DADMS) of 1 NZ Division, January 1918

    Discharged from 1 NZEF in the UK, 18 January 1919 and he returned to NZ in 1922

    Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in 1925

    Assistant Director of Medical Services (ADMS) of Northern Military District, 1930-34

    Enlisted with 2 NZEF as Colonel and ADMS, January 1940

    Promoted to Brigadier and Director of Medical Services (DMS), October 1940

    Returned to NZ in April 1943

    MacCormick's initial embarkation details give both his and his father's surnames as "McCormick", but all subsequent listings give the surname as "MacCormick" AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Age at death
    72 AWMM
  • Date of death
    23 June 1963 AWMM
  • Cause of death
  • Place of death
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Death notes
    Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
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  • Having chosen to live in North Ayrshire very close to Prestwick it is a strange feeling to realise that a possible common ancestor lived and worked for a time so close to where I am now.
    Public - Daniel - Researcher - 26 February 2015

Sources

Sources

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  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 439 AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1917). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force Volume II. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      28: 27 AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 1 (Embarkations to 31st March, 1940). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      WW2 1: WW2 109 AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 3: Includes portrait AWMM

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26 February 2015DanielStevenston North Ayrshire ScotlandResearcher