McKenzie Family Military Service

Under Construction – likely that more details will continue to emerge


 

Roll of Honour

  • Colin Sinclair  – Alexander McKenzie Jnr’s son John McKenzie branch
    • b. 1926 d. 11.8.1946 –1,  2, following an earlier electrical accident, served in Australian Army Service Corps A.I.F. 146th Gen. Tpt. Coy. in WW2 – NX500978 – one of two CWGC graves in Branxton C of E Cemetery
  • Sergeant Harry Julian – Alexander McKenzie Jnr’s daughter Mary branch
    • WWII RAAF record – 1st husband of Muriel Lucy Woolley, daughter of Christina Woolley
  • Archibald Hugh “Artie” Sheather  – Alexander McKenzie Jnr’s daughter Catherine branch
    • (b. December 29 1882 Palmers Island – d. August 12 1918 France). Enlisted in AIF at Kureen Cairns in 1916 – see Cairns Post mention January 26 1916   – 41st Infantry Battalion – Recorded as Missing or Wounded – Killed in Action – buried Heath Cemetery Harbonnieres, France, plot 11 row H grave 17 – mentions in Brisbane Courier December 6 1917 (injured) and Northern Star Lismore November 7 1918  he is recorded on the Maclean War Memorial and on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour – Notification to Family – which notes that he had attended Maclean Public School and been active in the Yamba Surf Life Saving Brigade, as well as the Maclean Football, Rowing & Bicycle Clubs.
  • Edward John “Ted” Sheather  – Alexander McKenzie Jnr’s daughter Catherine branch
    • (b. September 26 1884 in Palmers Island – d. October 20 1918 France). Enlisted in AIF at Toumoulin North Queensland in 1916 – 52nd Infantry Battalion & later 49th Battalion  – Recorded as Missing or Wounded in Action – Killed in Action – Dying of Broncho-Pneumonia in the 41st Stationary Hospital Somme – buried October 21 1918 Villiers Bretonneux Military Cemetery Fouilloy France plot xvii row AA grave 9) – mentions in Northern Star Lismore November 7 1918 and Brisbane Courier December 2 1918  – he is recorded on the Maclean War Memorial and on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour – Notification to Family – which notes that he had attended Maclean and Grafton Public Schools and was in the Ravenshoe Rifle Club.
  • Joseph Montague “Monty” Dwyer (NX 11388) – Alexander McKenzie Jnr’s daughter Ann branch
  • Samuel Pendleton Stewart – Mary McKinnon nee McKenzie’s daughter Annie branch
    • –  b. 1892 d.1916 – Service No. 895 – served in the ANMEF to New Guinea in 1914 where he was invalided home with malaria. Later he seems to have tried to re-enlist three times in the AIF, was finally accepted,  and due to go into camp, but became ill and died of service – related illness (Malaria) in Wagga Wagga  Hospital in 1916. He is included on the AWM Roll of Honour – 12345678910,  11, – and is commemorated at Panel 188 at the Australian War Memorial.

Military Service since the Boer War

  • Alexander McKenzie Snr & first wife Flora McKinnon
    • Family of daughter Euphemia Warren nee McKenzie
      • Family of son John Warren
        • Family of daughter Agnes Grace Foley nee Warren
          • Son Captain Thomas John Noel Foley b. 1916 d. 2005 – QX42369 (Q99875) – on discharge he had been at HEADQUARTERS 2 AUSTRALIAN CORPS – married to Lieutenant Lorna Mary Foley nee Watkins b. 1917 – SX26582 – serving with AANS 9 AMB TRAIN (9th Ambulance Train  – 1, 2, )
          • Daughter Olwyn Amy Schmidt nee Foley‘s husband, Lieutenant Vincent Ernest Schmidt1,
        • Son Duncan Thomas Warren (b. 1895 – served as a Refrigeration Engineer in the Merchant Navy on the Clan McGillivray, which was used as a Transport and Hospital Ship during WW1 – Donald did at least one trip to and from Egypt in the WW1 years.
    • Family of so Donald McKenzie
      • Family of daughter Flora McDonell nee McKenzie
        • Daughter Christina Alice May MacDonell/McDonell’s husband  Phillip Esmond  Calley  served in WW1 – 12,  
        • Son William Alexander McDonell served in WW1 in 7th Light Horse Regiment – 1,
        • Son John George Finlay/Findlay “Fin” McDonell served in WW1 in the 14th Field Company Engineers- 1,
      • Family of son Lachlan McKenzie
        • Family of daughter Christina Alice Margaret Peden nee McKenzie
          • son Lieutenant Archibald Hugh Peden served in WW2 in the 25th Battalion in New Guinea – 1,
          • son Keith McKenzie Peden served in WW2 in the 2/9th Battalion from 1943.
          • son Donald Ross Peden  served in the 7th Motor Transport Company in WW2
        • Family of daughter Mary Elizabeth Bell nee McKenzie
          • son Kenneth Bell served in the Navy in WW2 – demobilised from  HMAS Moreton – 1, – may have done training at HMAS Cerberus,
  • Alexander McKenzie Snr & third wife Christina McGillivray
    • Family of son William McKenzie
      • Family of son  Alexander Stanley McKenzie
        • William Stanley McKenzie (b. 1907 Wollongong – served in WW2 in Gladstone in Volunteer Defence unit – 10 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS QLD
      • Family of daughter Jessie Evelyn McKenzie and husband William Arthur Lang
        • Jean Lang (b. 24.2. 1915 Balgownie – d. ) – AAWMS –  WW2 104 Australian General Hospital  Bathurst – NX171413
  • Alexander McKenzie Jnr & Ann McLean’s Descendants
    • Family of son John McKenzie 
      • Family of son John Alexander McKenzie
        • Family of daughter Lily Sinclair nee McKenzie
          • Hector Alexander Sinclair b. 1922 d. 1978 – served in 2/16th Battalion in WW2 – enlisted 15.10.1941 – not listed as wounded – Unit Diary begins
          • Colin Sinclair b. 1926 d. 11.8.1946 –1,  2, following an earlier electrical accident, served in Australian Army Service Corps A.I.F. 146th Gen. Tpt. Coy. in WW2 – NX500978 – one of two CWGC graves in Branxton C of E Cemetery
        • John Hugh McKenzie b. 1894 Taralga d. 1974 Hornsby – served in WW1 and was reported wounded in 1918 – ADFA entry.
      • Family of Daughter Alice Pearl McKenzie
        • Alexander Thomas Russell b. 1921 . He served in WW2 – Nominal Roll entry
      • Family of son George William McKenzie
        • Colin Roy McKenzie b. 1911 Narromine (NSW BDM 18744/1911) d. 1969 married in 1936 to Dulcie May Lesslie then divorced in 1945 , then in Dubbo in 1949 remarried to Gladys Louise Harris – lived at Eumungeree, Dubbo, St Mary’s – served in WW22 – Nominal Roll entries – 1 & 2
      • Family of son Donald McKenzie
        • Family of Sylvia McKenzie
          • Robert Bloomfield Bensley b. 1912 Crookwell – d.1994 – served in WW2 – Nominal Roll entry
      • Family of daughter Ann Jane McKenzie
        • Hughie Cassera b. 1915 d. 1964 – served in WW2 – nominal roll entry
      • Family of Archibald McKenzie 
        • Harold Maxwell  McKenzie b. 1916 –  WW2 in 18th Field Ambulance – WW2 Nominal Roll
      • Family of Charles McKenzie
        • George Roy McKenzie b. 1919 – d. 1982  – served in New Guinea in WW2 – 1,
    • Mary Ann McKenzie and husband Henry Thomas Hicks & descendants – Captain Henry Thomas Hicks JP – Captain in the Bulli Reserve Rifle Club from 1890
      • Family of daughter Margaret Cook (nee Hicks)
        • George Wilfred Cook WWI, son of Margaret Cook – he put his age up but was found out and was discharged very quickly – enlistment & discharge details – such was the enthusiasm to serve one’s country in 1918 !
        • Corporal Angus Rummery McDonald WWII record – husband of Marjorie Allison Cook, daughter of Margaret Cook
          • Harold Rummery – WWII & afterwards Navy record – son of Margaret Cook’s daughter Marjorie Allison Rummery (nee Cook)
      • Captain George HicksEnlistment Details.  Served in the permanent armed forces and in the Boer Wars as well as First World War. (Gallipoli & Middle East). He seems to have been a Sergeant Major prior to WWI, being located at Bulli then Murwillumbah. He left Murwillumbah for Enoggera Encampent. Although he appeared to have been previously part of A Battery Royal Australian Artillery & A Battery NSW Artillery, however on WW1 he became part of the predominantly Queenslander 5th Light Horse Regiment in November 1914. More – 1, 2
      • Family of Daughter Christina Woolley nee Hicks – 10th child of Captain Henry Thomas Hicks JP
        • Sergeant Harry Julian WWII RAAF record – 1st husband of Muriel Lucy Woolley, daughter of Christina Woolley
        • David William McKenzie record – 2nd husband of Muriel Lucy Woolley, daughter of Christina Woolley
      • Captain Henry Thomas Hicks Jnr – enlistment details /  WW1 Service period 1914-1920 – Pre WW1 – WW1 – Western Front – Post WW1 – more 
      • Family of Daughter Edith of Florence Joy nee Hicks 12th child of Captain Henry Thomas Hicks JP,
        • Kenneth Charles Joy – son of Edith Florence Joy (nee Hicks)   – Naval  Service Number – 6056. This record shows his date of birth in 1901 yet the NSW BDM records it as 1902 (refer 3698/1902) – so perhaps he put his age up. He started and ended on HMAS Tingira, the Naval Training Ship. He also served on the following Naval ships – Sydney, Warrego, Franklin, Brisbane, Cerebus, Adelaide. Kenneth died relatively early, leaving a widow Marjory, and 3 children, who were all looked after by Legacy.
        • Cyril Ross Adams – husband of Joan Lois, 2nd grandchild ofEdith Florence Joy nee Hicks – served in New Guinea and Borneo in WWII – Service Record – more detailed. As with Kenneth Charles Joy it would appear that Ross put his age up as well. After Ross’s death Joan was a member of War Widows Guild and the Woonona Bulli RSL Laurel Club.
        • David John Christian – husband of Kerrie Anne, daughter of Joan, 2nd grandchild of Edith Florence Joy nee Hicks – member of CMF which preceded the Army Reserve Forces
        • John Alfred Callcott – grandson of Edith Florence Joy nee Hicks – National Service in Royal Australian Navy in 1951-59 era – see Nasho Nominal Roll 5019 NS
        • Vic Parks – husband of Joy Parks nee Callcott – National Service in 1951 – 1959 era
      • Family of Daughter Ida McKenzie Webb nee Hicks – 13th child of Captain Henry Thomas Hicks JP
        • Frederick Henry Webb WWII record – son of Ida McKenzie Webb
        • Douglas Bradford Stuart – WWII  record – husband of Ida McKenzie Webb’s daughter Gwyneth Mary Emily Stuart
        • Gerald Robert Bruce Knox – WWII record – husband of Ida McKenzie Webb’s daughter Ida McKenzie “Mac” Knox
        • John Willis Godwin Jnr  served in both Army & RAAF – WWII – husband of Ida McKenzie’s daughter Lois Joy Godwin
      • Richard Ernest Hicks –  WWII Service in CMF – record –  looks like he dropped his age by about 7 years to enlist in WWII
        • James Alexander Morley WWII record – husband of Richard Ernest Hicks daughter Marjorie Mary Morley
        • George Little WWII record and afterwards – husband of Richard Ernest Hicks’ daughter Thelma Little
        • Sergeant Victor Callaghan WWII RAAF record – husband of Richard Ernest Hicks’ daughter Daphne Josephine Callagahan
    • Catherine  McKenzie and first husband John Ross’ child
      • John Donald Ross (b. August 24 1873 Palmers Island – d.  September 21 1955 Maroubra). John Ross went with half brother William James Sheather to New Zealand – and they enlisted in the 6th New Zealand Mounted Rifles and fought in the Boer War. 
    • Catherine McKenzie and second husband Henry Sheather’s eldest child and  two youngest children
      • William James Sheather (b. October 26 1875 Palmers Island – d. December 10 1948 Honolulu Hawaii – buried Diamond Head Hawaii) – married 1902 in Auckland New Zealand to Nancy Catherine “Annie” Caffrey. William went with half brother John Ross  to New Zealand – and they enlisted in the 6th New Zealand Mounted Rifles and fought in the Boer War – Service Record via New Zealand Archives .
      • Archibald Hugh “Artie” Sheather (b. December 29 1882 Palmers Island – d. August 12 1918 France). Enlisted in AIF at Kureen Cairns in 1916 – see Cairns Post mention January 26 1916   – 41st Infantry Battalion – Recorded as Missing or Wounded – Killed in Action – buried Heath Cemetery Harbonnieres, France, plot 11 row H grave 17 – mentions in Brisbane Courier December 6 1917 (injured) and Northern Star Lismore November 7 1918  he is recorded on the Maclean War Memorial and on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour – Notification to Family – which notes that he had attended Maclean Public School and been active in the Yamba Surf Life Saving Brigade, as well as the Maclean Football, Rowing & Bicycle Clubs.
      • Edward John “Ted” Sheather (b. September 26 1884 in Palmers Island – d. October 20 1918 France). Enlisted in AIF at Toumoulin North Queensland in 1916 – 52nd Infantry Battalion & later 49th Battalion  – Recorded as Missing or Wounded in Action – Killed in Action – Dying of Broncho-Pneumonia in the 41st Stationary Hospital Somme – buried October 21 1918 Villiers Bretonneux Military Cemetery Fouilloy France plot xvii row AA grave 9) – mentions in Northern Star Lismore November 7 1918 and Brisbane Courier December 2 1918  – he is recorded on the Maclean War Memorial and on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour – Notification to Family – which notes that he had attended Maclean and Grafton Public Schools and was in the Ravenshoe Rifle Club.
  • Alexander McKenzie and second wife Elizabeth Hanks’ descendants
    • Family of daughter Elizabeth McKenzie and husband Robert Smart Adams
      • Leslie Thomas Markham Adams (b. 18-10-1894 Gundagai -d. 23-5.1957 Sutherland)(S/N 2978 – 2518) – he disappeared in early October 1915 and was listed as a deserter – however he re-enlisted several weeks before embarking to serve in France where he was  reported missing April 1917 from Reincourt & was a POW in Germany – repatriated to England in December 1918 & married in Scotland in 1919 before returning to Australia, where the warrant for desertion was withdrawn
    • Family of daughter Anne McKenzie and husband James Hamilton
  • Neil McKenzie descendants
    • Family of son Alexander Francis McKenzie
      • Charles Kenneth McKenzie b. 1885 – served in Royal Horse and Royal Field Artillery in Egypt in 1917 – 1918  in WW1
  • Mary McKinnon nee McKenzie descendants
    • Family of Daughter Flora Inglis nee McKinnon
      • John Thomas Inglis
        • Dr William Keith Inglis b. 1880 d.1960 – served with the Australian Army Medical Corps in WW1 – 1,
        • Robert Clive Inglis b. 1894 d. 1968 – served in the Field Artillery Brigade in WW1 – 1,
    • Family of Daughter Catherine Kate Nicolson
    • Family of Daughter Annie Stewart nee McKinnon
      • Dr James Stewart b. 1889 d. 1961 – served in WW1 as a Medical Officer in WW1
      • Samuel Pendleton Stewart –  b. 1892 d.1916 – Service No. 895 – served in the ANMEF to New Guinea in 1914 where he was invalided home with malaria. Later he seems to have tried to re-enlist three times in the AIF, was finally accepted,  and due to go into camp, but became ill and died of service – related illness (Malaria) in Wagga Wagga  Hospital in 1916. He is included on the AWM Roll of Honour – 12345678910,  11, – and is commemorated at Panel 188 at the Australian War Memorial.
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