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Rupert Whitworth McKenzie

Portrait of R. W. McKenzie. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, v.6, n.1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of R. W. McKenzie. Auckland Grammar School chronicle. 1918, v.6, n.1. Image has no known co …


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Rupert Whitworth AWMM
  • Surname
    McKenzie AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 16428 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    14 September 1894 Public Source
  • Date of birth
    14 September 1894 Public - Sue - Researcher - 11 January 2019 - Remuera Heritage
  • Place of birth
    Remuera Public - Sue - Researcher - 11 January 2019 - Remuera Heritage
  • Birth notes
    Parents Violet and Norman Roderick McKenzie, a schools inspector Public - Sue - Researcher - 11 January 2019 - Remuera Heritage
  • Address before enlistment
    23 Gordon Road, Mt Eden, Auckland. Public - Sue - Researcher - 11 January 2019 - Remuera Heritage
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Norman Roderick McKenzie (father), Birkdale Road, Birkenhead, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 5 October 1916 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 16428 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM School teacher/Civilian 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
    Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Attended Auckland Grammar School, 1910

      Manuka then transfer to Morea at Sydney for Suez.

      Attended Auckland University College (now the University of Auckland). AWMM
    • While at the Auckland University College from 1912-1915 doing his teacher training, he was a pupil-teacher at Remuera School in 1912. He was then appointed to be in charge of Mapara School in the Waikato and in March 1915 passed his examination for his teaching certificate. In May 1916 at the time of his enlistment he was teaching at Komata, near Paeroa. Public - Sue - Researcher - 11 January 2019 - Remuera Heritage
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About death

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  • Death
    30 March 1918 AWMM
    Age 23 AWMM
    PalestineMiddle East AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria AWMM F. 13 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    • Obituary: Auckland Grammar School Chronicle. Second Term, 1918. AWMM
    • Private Rupert Whitworth McKENZIE, whose name appeared in a recent casualty list as killed in action on March 30, was an old Whangarei boy, being the only son of Inspector N. R McKenzie, at one time headmaster of the Whangarei Public School. Private McKenzie was educated at this school and the Whangarei High School and on his parents removing to Auckland he attended the Grammar School there. Taking up teaching he went to the Training College and at the time of enlisting was teaching at Komata. He left with the 16th Reinforcements and saw service with the Imperial Camel Corps. A dual bereavement has thus overtaken Inspector McKenzie, as his daughter Sybil died at Birkdale, Auckland, on the 27th ult. (Northern Advocate, 16 Apr 1918) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 10 January 2019 - Papers Past
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Auckland Grammar School War Memorial, New Zealand AWMM
    • Hamilton Memorial Park, Memorial Drive, Hamilton East, 3216 AWMM
    • St David's Church, 68 Khyber Pass Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023 AWMM
    • Remuera Primary School World War One Gates 1914-1918, 25 Dromorne Road, Remuera Auckland 1050 AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Imperial Camel Corps Memorial, Victoria Embankment Gardens, City of Westminster, London, WC2N 6PB. Public - Sue - Researcher - 11 January 2019 - WAR MEMORIALS ONLINE

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DateFirst namesLocationRelationshipContact
11 April 2022Ian BanksTaumarunui New ZealandResearcher
11 January 2019SueAuckland New ZealandResearcher
10 January 2019SandraWaipuResearcher

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