|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
Mr B's Studios
|Place made||United Kingdom: Scotland, Glasgow|
|Date made||c 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 3618 Corporal (Cpl) John Downie McKenzie, 56th Battalion, of Taralga, NSW. Cpl ...
Studio portrait of 3618 Corporal (Cpl) John Downie McKenzie, 56th Battalion, of Taralga, NSW. Cpl McKenzie is wearing a McKenzie pattern tartan, a civilian doublet and a cap, possibly, of the Gordon Highlanders. A grazier prior to enlisting on 24 August 1915, Private McKenzie embarked from Sydney with the 20th Battalion, 8th Reinforcements aboard HMAT Aeneas (A60) on 20 December 1915. After further training in Egypt he was transferred to the 56th Battalion and served in Palestine. Pte McKenzie arrrived in France for service on the Western Front in June 1916 and was promoted to the rank of Corporal in January 1917. Cpl McKenzie was killed in action at Ypres, Belgium, on 26 September 1917. He was 32 years of age.