John E McKenzie

September 7, 2015

McKENZIE, John E- – – – SPC 1899

DoB:- –

Father:- – Hugh McKenzie

Mother:- – Margaret Jane, nee Mitchell

John McKenzie attended St Patrick’s College with his brother, Walter Murray (SPC 1902-1903), who also enlisted for service.

In the College Annual of 1916-1917 it was noted -“

-‘-¦ Private J E McKenzie, soon after enlisting, was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. He fought at the battle of Poziers, where he was shot in the neck. His right arm was also paralyzed, the result of a bursting shell. When last heard of he was in hospital in London. John’s brother Walter entered on his military training at Maribyrnong camp in October 1916. Both brothers loved their old school and, says one who knew them well, -they often spoke of the good religious and moral lessons they received at the College-. -‘

The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks -“