Letters from William McKenzie, 1916

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Accession Number AWM2018.785.87
Collection number PR85/185
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 36
Object type Letter
Physical description 135 Image/s captured
Maker McKenzie, William
Place made Belgium, Egypt, France
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Letters relating to the First World War Service of Chaplain William McKenzie, 4th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. In his 1916 letters to Salvation Army Commissioner James Hay, McKenzie writes about camping with the troops in Egypt, the voyage to France, being with the troops in the French Trenches, holding services in barns with shells falling all around, the first Anzac Day, holding a music festival in an improvised theatre, being awarded a Military Cross, carrying the wounded to dressing stations, burying the dead, large amounts of mud, becoming ill, trench foot, frostbite, and finding a little dog in an abandoned German dugout, which they named 'Pozzie'. Many of McKenzie's letters were published in the Salvation Army magazine, the War Cry.

This file contains:
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, Egypt, 4 January 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, Egypt, 16 January 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, Egypt, 31 January 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, 7 February 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, 21 February 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, 28 February 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, Egypt, 6 March 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, Egypt, 10 March 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, 28 March 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 8 April 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 18 April 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 25 April 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 25 April 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 5 May 1916
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 24 May 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 10 June 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, [c. June 1916].
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 27 June 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 10 July 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 17 July 1916.
Incomplete letter from William McKenzie to [Commissioner James Hay], 6 August 1916.
Incomplete letter from William McKenzie to [Commissioner James Hay], 6 August 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 20 August 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, Belgium, 30 August 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, 25 September 1916.
Incomplete letter from William McKenzie to [Commissioner James Hay], [c. October 1916].
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, [illegible day] October 1916.
Incomplete letter from William McKenzie to [Commissioner James Hay], [c. October 1916].
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 28 October 1916, [missing page 2].
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 4 November 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 11 November 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, 24 November 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 23 December 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, France, 24 December 1916.
Letter from William McKenzie to his daughter Mavis, France, 31 December 1916.
Incomplete letter from William McKenzie to [Commissioner James Hay], [c. late 1916].