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Private 859

8th Battalion

Heathcote, Victoria

His father, William McKenzie-McHarg of Victoria St Korumburra

Wonthaggi, Victoria 20/8/1914

Age 27 years, 5'9" blue eyes and black hair

Roman Catholic

Teacher at Pound Creek School

He was reported missing in action 1/5/1915 & declared to have died on 25/4/1915 by a court of enquiry.

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

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

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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