The Australian Boer War Memorial
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Trooper John McKenzie

Ancestor Details

Ancestor's Name: John aka Jack Robert McKenzie

Ancestor's date of birth: 1875

Ancestor's date of death: 1937

Cause of Death: Not Stated

Service Number: 3323

Colony or State of enlistment: QLD, Place of Enlistment: Detail not provided

Unit: Doyle's Scouts

Rank attained in Boer War: TPR, Date Effective: 1901

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): TPR, Date Effective: On enlistment

Murray Page: Not mentioned in Murray.

Contingent: Not mentioned in Murray

Ship: Travelled privately to South Africa

Memorial details: Detail not provided

Decorations: Queen's South Africa Medal with Cape Colony, Orange Free State and Transvaal clasps. British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Personal Characteristics: A bootmaker by trade. Height 171 cm, weight 62 kg (1916).

Reasons to go and fight: Detail not provided

Details of service in war: Doyle's Scouts were formed late 1901 or early 1902 from Queenslanders from Australian Commonwealth Regt, recruits and contingent members choosing to remain in South Africa when their contingents departed. Thomas was presumably detached from a contingent arriving in South Africa. Doyle's Scouts are only reported as being active in the Transvaal. Commanding officer: Captain R. D. Doyle (NSW).

Service and life after the Boer War: A widower by 1916. He served in as #3011 in the 6th Light Horse 31 January 1916 to 11 March 1919. Served in Egypt and Palestine. Was court martialled for selling captured enemy horses in company with others.

Descendant Details

Name of Descendant: Laraine Goodworth, Point Clare NSW
Relationship to Ancestor: Husbands Grandfather


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