CEF Soldier Detail

Lieutenant Hugh MacDonald McKenzie
Died: October 30, 1917

Regimental Number:
1158
Survived War:
No
Force:
Army
Regiment:
Canadian Machine Gun Corps
Battalion:
7th Machine Gun Company
Company:
Place of Birth:
Liverpool
Country:
Next of Kin:
wife,Marjory McGuigan McKenzie, 297 Gertrude Ave., Verdun,P.Q.
Address at Enlistment:
Date of Birth:
December 5, 1885
Trade or Calling:
Teamster
Marital Status:
Married
Prior Military Experience:
Yes
Place of Enlistment:
Ottawa, Ontario
Date of Enlistment:
August 21, 1914
Age at enlistment:
28
Height:
5 Feet 7 Inches
Chest:
39 Inches
Expansion:
3 Inches
Religion:
Presbyterian
Enlisted or Conscripted:
Enlisted
Saw service in:
Europe    
Cause of Death:
Killed in Action
Battle Died/Wounded:
KIA,gsw.to the head by a sniper,at a bunker south of the Passchendaele Rd. at Meetcheele,Belgium.
Date of Death:
October 30, 1917
Age at Death:
32
Buried at:
Menin Gate (Ypres) Memorial, Belgium
Plot:
Panel 32
Commemorated:
 
Prisoner of war:
No
Interned:
Gender:
Male
Ethnic Origin:
Caucasian
LAC Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1Box 1Box 6971-42
Canadian Virtual War Memorial
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Rank Regiment Unit Company
Lieutenant Canadian Machine Gun Corps 7th Machine Gun Company
Private Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Sergeant Canadian Infantry Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

Son of Mrs. Jane McDonald McKenzie, of 23, James St., Dundee, Scotland. Born December 5, 1885 in Inverness, Scotland (according to attestation paper); Lived at 297 Gertrude Avenue, Verdun, Québec. Joined the P.P.C.L.I. in August 1914 as a Private [an original]. Promoted to Sergeant. Promoted to Lieutenant January 28, 1917 and seconded to the 7th Brigade Machine Gun Company.

Although Hugh's attestation papers list Inverness as his place of birth Hugh was actually born in Liverpool, England with his widowed mother moving the family to Inverness to live with a relative when Hugh was approx 6 weeks old. His widowed mother and the family moved to Dundee when Hugh was a child where he attended Rosebank School, Dundee. On leaving school  he was employed as a carter with the Caledonian Railway Company. He emigrated to Canada in 1911.

Awards and Decorations
Croix de Guerre (France)
Distinguished Conduct Medal
Victoria Cross