1. Memorial:Haverskerque British Cemetery
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.129
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour11C GQS

Awards & Titles:

Military Cross

Family :

Son of Kenneth Peter and Margaret Mackenzie, of Lochinver, Sutherlandshire.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 1/6 Durham Light Infantry 

1/6th Battalion August 1914 : at Bishop Auckland. Part of DLI Brigade, Northumbrian Division. Moved to Bolden Colliery in early August, then Ravensworth Park. Was at Newcastle by October. 17 April 1915 : landed at Boulogne. 14 May 1915 : became 151st Brigade in 50th (Northumbrian) Division. 3 June 1915 : after taking heavy casualties, 1/6th and 1/8th Bns merged to form 6/8th Bn. Resumed original identity 11 August 1915. 15 July 1918 : reduced to cadre strength and transferred to Lines of Communication. 16 August 1918 : transferred to 117th Brigade in 39th Division. 6 November 1918 : disbanded in France.

Action : The Battles of the Lys 

9 April - 29 April 1918. As the first phase of the great German campaign of 1918 lost momentum and failed in its objective to split the British and French armies, subsidiary attacks were shift the balance of the attack and to seek opportunities to exploit other sectors. On the Lys the Germans initially enjoyed spectacular success against a Portuguese Division but the gap was soon plugged and the advance halted.

Detail :

MACKENZIE, John, Captain, RAMC attached 1/6 Durham Light Infantry The History of the 1/6 DLI reports that at 04.00hrs on 9th April 1918 a shell burst in a Convent in Estaires that housed many of the officers and all except 2 became casualties. It is possible that McKenzie was there. He is not mentioned by name in the 1/6 DLI history. He had been awarded the Military Cross

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Morning Star No. 552 E.C.Bengal

7th February 1914
21st February 1914
7th March 1914

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