Duncan McKenzie

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Dundee
  • Service no: 10107
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Royal Scots Fusiliers
  • Unit/Ship: 1st Battalion
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 21
  • Date of Death: 23.08.1914
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: La Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial
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Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Glenisla
  • Address: 11 Clepington Street, Dundee
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  • Father:
  • Siblings:

    John

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More about Duncan McKenzie

Duncan has no known grave but is remembered on the La Ferte Memorial.

 

10107 Cpl. Duncan McKenzie, 1st Royal Scots Fusiliers, was killed in action on 23 August 1914, aged 21.
His mother received notification that Duncan had been reported missing, and his brother, John, a Lance-Corporal in the same regiment, wrote to confirm that he had not see Duncan since 23 August.
He is commemorated on La-Ferte-Sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.

DUNDEE SOLDIER MISSING. LANCE-CORPORAL DUNCAN M’KENZIE, ROYAL SCOTS FUSILIERS. What is the fate of Corporal Duncan M’Kenzie, Royal Scots Fusiliers?
Corporal M’Kenzie’s mother, who resides at 11 Clepington Street, Dundee, has received a message from the regimental depot stating that her son was reported missing on 23d August. Mrs M’Kenzie received the official notice on 29th September.
Corporal M’Kenzie is 21 years of age, and has been in the Royal Scots Fusiliers for four years. His elder brother, John, who is a lance-corporal in the dame regiment, writing home about the end of last month, said he had not seen his brother since the 23d August.
A sad circumstance of Corporal M’Kenzie’s disappearance is the fact that eighteen months ago his father was killed in a motor accident near Edinburgh. The Courier, Wednesday, 14 October 1914, 4.

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