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John Mackenzie

John Mackenzie portrait, Weekly News. - No known copyright restrictions
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    John AWMM
  • Surname
    Mackenzie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    • John McKenzie AWMM
    • Jock AWMM
    • Fighting Jock AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/160 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
    Unknown AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Alexander MacKenzie, Mangatera, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 12/160 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM AWMM
  • 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
    Died of wounds, Cause of Death AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of Alexander and Catherine MacKenzie of Lochbroom, Ross-shire, Scotland.

      Photo of the group sitting in front of the sphinx also published in the Auckland Weekly News 6 May 1915, p 44 Col. A, but the pyramids and sphinx were cropped out. Family date the photograph to probably February 1915 as Frater has Sergeant stripes and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant sometime shortly after 26th February 1915.

      An account of his death is written in The Auckland Regiment.

      Enlisted under the name MacKenzie, but name is also recorded as McKenzie

      Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
    • Jock never married and died without children. His brother Alexander (who also served in WW1 - they were at Gallipoli at the same time) survived the war. He named his son after Jock (Jock Ross Mackenzie). Public - Sarah - Other Relative - 24 April 2015 - Family papers; diaries; oral history
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About death

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  • Death
    22 February 1917 AWMM
    Age 27 AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Estaires Communal Cemetery, Nord, France AWMM III J 7 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Obituary: Auckland Weekly News 3 May 1917 AWMM
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • External links
  • Documents
    • McDonald, W. (2001). Honours and awards to the New Zealand Expeditionary Force in the Great War, 1914-1918. Napier, N.Z.: Helen McDonald. AWMM
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 458 AWMM
    • Ahier, William Roland. War diary, 1917. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS 2004/76. AWMM
      p. 23 February 1917 AWMM
    • Burton, O. (1922). The Auckland Regiment. Wellington, N.Z.: Whitcombe & Tombs. AWMM
    • Auckland Weekly News AWMM
      Obituary: Auckland Weekly News 3 May 1917 AWMM
    • A.U.C. roll of honour, 1914 - 1920. MSS & Archives E-2, Special Collections, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 1: Includes portrait AWMM


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24 April 2015SarahWellington New ZealandOther Relative
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