1. Memorial:Suez War Memorial CemeteryC. 13.
2. Book:The (1921) Masonic Roll of Honour 1914-1918Pg.129
3. Memorial:The (1940) Scroll - WW1 Roll of Honour54C GQS

Awards & Titles:

India General Service Medal (1895) 2 Clasps
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal

Family :

Son of Maj. William Roderick Dalziel Mackenzie and Maud Evelyn Mackenzie, of Gyldernscroft, Marlow, Bucks. . Native of Fawley, Henley-on-Thames.

Education & Career :

Mackenzie was a scholar at Clifton and went up to Trinity College, Oxford.

He became a member of the Bombay Natural History Society.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: 62nd Punjabis 

Action : Egypt 

Egypt was the base for the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force which was engaged in the region, primarily against the Turks. In the early stages of the war Egypt was threatened by Turkish advances towards Suez which were defeated and the Turks retreated to Palestine. Most of the effort of the MEF was thereafter directed towards operations in Palestine and Syria. Many of those buried and commemorated in Egypt succumbed to wounds, disease or were army victims of naval actions in the region.

Major Mackenzie was commissioned into the Indian Staff Corps in August 1893, and reached the rank of Major in August 1911.

He saw service on the North West Frontier of India in 1897-98 in the Mohmand Country and the Tirah Expedition. In the latter he took part in the capture of the Sampagha Pass, the operations at and around Dwatoi and in the Bara Valley, receiving the medal with two clasps.”

During January 1906, he was seconded for service with the King’s African Rifles, likely seeing service in Somaliland as he is mentioned in the book, Records of Big Game: with their distribution, characteristics, dimensions, weights, and horn and tusk measurements by Rowland Ward. The book mentions that he has the Lower Tusks of a Warthog captured in Somaliland and a Pelzeln’s Gazelle, found in Dhero, Somali.

Detail :

Mackenzie died on active service of illness on November 28 1914 aged 39 years, at Suez on his way to Europe bringing his beloved Indian soldiers to help his country in the Great War.

His obituary appeared in the Army and Navy Gazette on 5 December 1914.

He is commemorated on a plaque dedicated to him at St John the Baptist Church, Healaugh, Tadcaster which reads: "In loving memory of Kenneth Lee Warner Mackenzie, Major 62nd Punjabis."

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Fraternity & Perseverance No. 1746 E.C.Bengal
Joined : Old Cliftonian No. 3340 E.C. London
Joined : Lodge of Harmony No. 438 E.C. Bengal

23rd February 1909
9th March 1909
23rd November 1909

Initiated into Lodge of Fraternity and Perseverance No. 1746, at Benares whilst he was stationed there as a Captain in 1909; resigned 31st December 1912. He joined the Old Cliftonian, late 1911, remaining a member until he "Died 28th Nov 1914". He was also a joining member of Lodge of Harmony No. 438 at Cawnpore in 1913.

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