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Kenneth MacCormick

Portrait of Major Kenneth MacCormick, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 / F983 39. Image is subject to copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Major Kenneth MacCormick, Archives New Zealand, AALZ 25044 2 / F983 39. Image is subject …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Kenneth AWMM
  • Surname
    MacCormick AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Kenneth McCormick AWMM
  • Service number
    • WWI 3/185 AWMM
    • WWII 6163 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    13 January 1891 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    • Pre 5 August 1914 AWMM Selwyn College, Dunedin, New Zealand AWMM
    • 98 Symonds Street, Auckland, new Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • 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 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 1 April 1916 AWMM Single AWMM
    • Pre 1940 AWMM Married AWMM


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Prisoner of war

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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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About death

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  • Death
    23 June 1963 AWMM
    Age 72 AWMM
  • Date of death
    23 January 1963 Public - Donald Evan Murray - Child - 12 November 2021 - personal knowledge
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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



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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
12 November 2021Donald Evan MurrayAuckland NZChild
16 November 2015AllanRotoruaResearcher
26 February 2015DanielStevenston North Ayrshire ScotlandResearcher

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