McKenzie, Matthew Stanley (Sergeant, b.1890 - d.1915)

Accession Number PR05631
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Maker McKenzie, Matthew Stanley
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to the First World War service of 1459 Sergeant Matthew Stanley (Stan) McKenzie, 1 Clearing Hospital, Australian Army Medical Corps, Gallipoli, 1915.

Wallet 1 of 1 - consists of one original handwritten letter McKenzie, a first-class cricketer and Australian rules footballer pre-war, wrote to his friend Malcolm 'Mac' Campbell from Gallipoli on 24 August 1915. The letter discusses topics such as enlisting for the war, friends at home, the need for more men at the front, trench warfare, and humour in the trenches.

History / Summary

Stanley McKenzie joined up as a medical orderly tending to Australian casualties on the Gallipoli Peninsula and in 1915 was posted to a Clearing Hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. It was there he died of appendicitis in December 1915.