William McKenzie -McHarg

McKenzie-McHarg-WillName   William McKenzie -McHarg

Number    Private 859

Battalion      8th Battalion  

Place of Birth   Heathcote

Next of Kin   His father, William McKenzie-McHarg of Victoria St Korumburra

Date and place of enlistment  Wonthaggi 20/8/1914

Physical details on enlistment   Age 27 years, 5’ 9 ½ ” blue eyes and black hair

Religion   Roman Catholic

Occupation   Teacher at Pound Creek School

Date and place of death

He was killed in action at Gallipoli on 25/4/1915

He was reported to be missing in action on 1/5/1915 and declared to have died on 25/4/1915 at a court of enquiry held in Rouen on 25/9/1917.

Location of grave or memorial

He is on the Lone Pine Memorial Gallipoli Turkey and the Korumburra Cenotaph

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He was a teacher at Pound Creek School in the Shire of Woorayl

Military History

  • He is on the Korumburra cenotaph
  • He was in the Junior Cadets
  • 20/8/14 He enlisted in Wonthaggi
  • 19/10/14 He embarked Melbourne on HMAT Benella as part of the first convoy
  • He was in Egypt
  • He went to Gallipoli April 1915
  • He went missing at the landing on April 25th
  • 25/9/1917at Rouen France he was declared to have been killed in 25/4/15. This was confirmed by General Birdwood
  • His brother Samuel survived WW1 badly injured
  • Another brother drowned at Tullaree in a duck shooting accident.

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