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Thomas MacKenzie

Portrait, Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). - This image may be subject to copyright

Portrait, Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). - This ima …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Thomas AWMM
  • Surname
    • MacKenzie AWMM
    • McKenzie Public - Dale - Researcher - 3 January 2019 - 2nd N.Z.E.F. A41-J41 Nominal Roll
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    62517 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
    WW2 11 Water St., Whangarei AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW2 Mrs. K. McKenzie, 1 Kensington Bldgs., Whangarei (w) AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 1941 AWMM Married/WWII AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    Libya AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    62517 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    • WW2 Coal miner/Civilian 2NZEF Nom. Roll 4, p.225
    • KIA on 23 July 1942, aged 33. Alexandria (Hadria) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt, 3.C.21. CWGC website Public - Dale - Researcher - 19 March 2024 - CWGC website.
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

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  • Thomas Mackenzie was the son of Robert and Helen Mackenzie; husband of Kathleen Mackenzie.

    Husband of Mrs K. MacKenzie of 1 Kensington Buildings, Whangarei. Son of Mr and Mrs Robert MacKenzie, Thornhill Avenue, Blantyre, Scotland, he came to New Zealand 10 years ago. For ten years he worked in the Hikurangi mines before joining the bridge building staff of the Public Works Department. A few months before the outbreak of war he resumed mining. Enlisting the day prior to hostilities he was classed temporarily unfit and appealed for on three occasions by the mining company. However, he finally achieved his desire to join the armed forces and left with an early reinforcement, being in the thick of the last Libyan campaign.

    A popular member of the Whangarei and County Pipe Band, Private MacKenzie took his pipes overseas with him and letters from soldiers testify in what high appreciation his qualities as a piper and a comrade were held. A year before leaving New Zealand he married Miss Kathleen Buchanan of Hikurangi. AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    23 July 1942 AWMM
    Age 33 AWMM
    EgyptNorth Africa AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt AWMM 3. C. 21. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Hikurangi Primary School War Memorial, 4 Swan Ave, Hikurangi 0114 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
    Commonwealth War Graves Commission record
    Sources Used
  • References
    • Northland roll of honour and servicemen of WW II [electronic resource]. (2002). Whangarei, N.Z.: Returned Services Association. AWMM
    • 21 Battalion (Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45) AWMM
    • Information kindly provided by family AWMM
    • Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force. (1941). Nominal Roll Second New Zealand Expeditionary Force No. 4 (Embarkations from 1st April, 1941 to 30 June, 1941). Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      p.225 AWMM


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