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Clutha Nantes MacKenzie

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Portrait of MacKenzie in Cairo. MacKenzie, Clutha. Scrapbooks, 1917 - 1947. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-90-34. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of MacKenzie in Cairo. MacKenzie, Clutha. Scrapbooks, 1917 - 1947. Auckland War Memorial Mu …

Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Clutha Nantes AWMM
  • Surname
    MacKenzie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 11/171 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    11 February 1895 AWMM BalcluthaOtago AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Hinau, Pemberton, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    T. MacKenzie (father), High Commissioner, 13 Victoria Street, London S.W., England AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM

Service

Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 11/171 AWMM
  • Military service
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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Knight Bachelor AWMM
    KB. 1935 for services to the blind AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Other, WWI AWMM
    Nature of Injury: Total blindness Pension: £4 Percent of disability: [Not stated] Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • MacKenzie lost his sight at Gallipoli.

    From 1916 to 1919 he edited the 'Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F.'

    He was MP for Auckland East, 1920-2, and Director of the Blind Institute, 1923-38.

    Director of the New Zealand Institute for the Blind (1923–38) and representative in New Zealand of St. Dunstan's Hostel for Blinded Soldiers

    Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): 27 Princess St., Auck AWMM
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Death

About death

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  • Death
    30 March 1966 AWMM
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  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
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  • Obituary
    Obituary: New Zealand Herald, 31 March 1966, p. 3 AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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  • Clutha was my mother Helen Mackenzie's uncle. Her stories of Blind Uncle Clutha's work on behalf of the blind after Gallipoli and meeting him in his whare in 1965 were inspirations to me as a boy, paralleling my hometown heroine's miraculous works, a connection commemorated by a Māori gate in the garden of Helen Keller's birthplace.
    Public - Bruce - Other relative - 24 December 2018
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  • Clutha was my Great Great Grandfather. He wrote a diary during the war and I have read it. I admire how he went to Gallipoli and fought at the battle of Chunik Bair. I also like how after he served in the war he did work for the blind as he was blinded at the war.
    Public - Shaun - Other Relative - 29 May 2015
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  • As Anzac Day approaches I have been thinking about my grandfather & remembering the Anzac Day services that we attended with him when I was young, usually wearing a Mackenzie tartan skirt. Granddad was blinded in the battle at Chunuk Bair, & I find it amazing that he was able to find his way back to the beach over that rugged terrain, after just losing his sight. His diary & the book he wrote, give a good insight into his Gallipoli experience, & standing at Chunuk Bair 10 years ago, looking down to Anzac Cove, gave me huge admiration of Granddad's remarkable strength of character. Granddad took 2 horses to WW 1, & always enjoyed riding, even when he was blind. I inherited his love of horses & I will always remember him stroking my pony's head & asking me to describe her to him. Love you Granddad. RIP.
    Public - Bridget - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
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  • To pay tribute to this amazing man. As a friend of the family I have heard many stories about him.
    Public - Sandie - Friend - 24 April 2015
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  • In memory of a remarkable father in law, blinded at Gallipoli 100 years ago. He never let his blindness hold him back and spent the rest of his life working for the blind around the world as well as in New Zealand. Our family will never forget.
    Public - Catherine - Other Relative - 24 April 2015
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Sources

Sources

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 457 AWMM
    • MacKenzie, Clutha. Scrapbooks, 1917 - 1947. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-90-34. AWMM
    • McKenzie, Clutha N. Diary 1914-1916. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 1078 AWMM
    • Chronicles of the N.Z.E.F. AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM

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02 March 2019AllanRotoruaResearcher
24 December 2018BruceNashville, TN, USAOther relative
29 May 2015ShaunAuckland New ZealandOther Relative
24 April 2015BridgetCambridge, New ZealandOther Relative
24 April 2015SandieHamilton, New ZealandFriend

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