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David Rex McKenzie


  • Title
  • Forenames
    David Rex AWMM
  • Surname
    McKenzie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    • Jayforce 616671 AWMM
    • WWII NZ4214674 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Jayforce Pre 1946-1948 AWMM 13 Cedar Rd., Epsom, Auckland AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Jayforce Mrs. I.B. McKenzie, Ruakaka (m) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1946-1948 AWMM Single/Jayforce AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
    Air Gunner Public - John - Researcher - 3 December 2021 - Military records
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
    Air Gunner Public - John - Researcher - 3 December 2021 - Military records
  • Enlistment
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment

Prisoner of war

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

Medical history

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  • Medical notes

Last known rank

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  • Last rank

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • South West Pacific Command in WWII. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    27 November 2021 Obituary
    Age 98 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Published in New Zealand Herald,
    "McKENZIE, David Rex. (4214674 RNZAF 3 Squadron Pacific) Passed away peacefully, with his loving wife of over 40 years, Jan, holding his hand, on Saturday 27th November 2021, aged 98. Loved father of David, Robert, and Hamish (deceased) and their families and treasured Rex and "Poppi" to Allanah and Chantelle and their loving families. He was one of life's gentlemen, quiet and serene. Darling Rex, you have left a huge hole in our hearts; cherished memories we hold forever. You have started the tractor for the last time….. In accordance with Rex's wishes, he will have a private cremation. Special thanks for the love and care Mercy Hospice gave to Rex in the short time he was with them." AWMM
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  • External links
  • References
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1950). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 16 (Embarkations from 1st January, 1946 to 30th June, 1948). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.82 AWMM
    • Brocklebank, L.W. (1997). Jayforce : New Zealand and the military occupation of Japan, 1945-48. Auckland, N.Z.: Oxford University Press. AWMM


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03 December 2021JohnPerth WAResearcher

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