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Jack Forrest McKenzie

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Jack Forrest McKenzie

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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Jack Forrest AWMM
  • Surname
    McKenzie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWII 13601 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
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWII 13601 AWMM
  • Military service
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Prisoner of war

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  • Liberation date
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Medical history

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Last known rank

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    WW2 4th (Pahang) Battalion AWMM
    Private AWMM

Biographical information

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    • Son of Robert Forrest McKenzie and Harriet Ann McKenzie, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Source: Commonweath War Graves Commission. AWMM
    • Jack Forrest McKenzie was born in 1906 in Creswick, Victoria, Australia to parents Robert Forrest and Harriet Ann (nee Greaves).

      He moved to Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand with his family in 1917 aged 11.

      He had five sisters, Leila Jean (Jean), Alison Fay (Fay), Mabel, Jeanetta Mary (Molly) and Hazel Margaret.

      In Malayan armed forces (McKenzie, Pte. Jack Forrest, 13601. 4h (Pahang) Bn. Federated Malay States Volunteer Force), he died 22 November, 1943 aged 37 while a prisoner of war while building the Burma Railroad, Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

      He is buried at the Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand. He has a memorial plaque at Andersons Bay Cemetery, Dunedin (Block 161, plot 17) with his sister Hazel's grave. Public - claire - Other relative - 26 April 2020 - New Zealand, Cemetery Records, UK, Commonwealth War Graves, 1914-1921 and 1939-1947, family papers.
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About death

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  • Death
    22 November 1943 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
  • Date of death
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  • Cemetery
    6. D. 15., Chungkai War Cemetery, Thailand AWMM
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26 April 2020claireLondon, UKOther relative
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