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McKENZIE Alexander George
10067, Major, 2nd Battalion, Auckland Regiment, WW1

CITATION
Distinguished Service Order
Gazetted 1 January 1917, p29
For distinguished service in the field.  (France and Flanders)

Mention in Despatches
Gazetted 4 January 1917, p261
In the attack on the Switch Line, south east of High Wood on 15th September 1916, this officer displayed remarkable skill and initiative in reorganising the 2nd Auckland Battalion and consolidating the captured position under a very heavy bombardment by enemy Artillery.  He was a splendid example of courage to all ranks.  Flers Trench 21 September 1916, again on the 21st September while his company was holdin the Flers Trench, and during a strong counter-attack by the enemy on the unit on his left, Major McKenzie moved out of the trench and personally rallied men of the 2nd Canterbury Battalion, whose officers had fallen, and succeeded in holding the enemy in check.

AWARDS
Distinguished Service Order
British War Medal
Victory Medal
       Mention in Despatches
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Decoration
Colonial Auxiliary Forces Long Service Medal
New Zealand Long and Efficient Service Medal
New Zealand Territorial Service Medal

NOTES
Born 16 August 1884, Clevedon, New Zealand
Died 19 February 1954, Auckland, New Zealand