Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

McKenzie, Alexander Ritchie Doughty

Rank: 2nd Lieutenant

Regiment: 4th Battalion Gordon Highlanders

Biography: Son of Alexander E. McKenzie, cashier ; born Aberdeen, 6 March 1894 ; educated Aberdeen Grammar School, where he had an excellent record ; entered the University as 15th Bursar, 1912 ; graduated M.A. with First Class Honours in Classics, 1916 ; gained Black Latin Prize ; "a conspicuously able student", he intended proceeding to the ministry of the U.F. Church. McKenzie joined the 11th Gordon Highlanders as a Private in 1916, rose to Sergeant, and was commissioned in March 1917 in the 4th Gordons, with whom he went to France in December of that year. He was reported "missing" in the great offensive of March 1918, and returned prisoners of war testified that he was killed in action on the morning of 22 March. McKenzie's ability as a student and his courage as an officer, combined with an absolute sincerity of character, make it clear that he would have been a valuable member of his chosen profession.

Date of Death: 22 March 1918

Burial Details: Name recorded on the Arras Memorial, Panel 8, Column 22.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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