Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

McKenzie, Alexander

Rank: Lieutenant

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps

Biography: Son of John McKenzie, wine merchant, Abbeygreen, Aberdeen ; born Aberdeen, 16 February 1893 ; educated at Robert Gordon's College, Aberdeen ; he matriculated in Arts in 1910, intending to take Honours in Mathematics and Natural Philosophy ; graduated M.A., 1913, and abandoned the Honours course in favour of Agriculture, graduating B.Sc. (Agr.) in 1914 ; studied Medicine, graduating M.B. in 1918. He excelled as a tennis, cricket and football player. For a few months he acted as an assistant in practice in Aberdeen and in August 1918 he joined the R.A.M.C. He was sent to Blackpool and about a month later was drafted to Mesopotamia. He was in ill health and was invalided home in April 1919, and on 25 May, he died in hospital in Manchester. The characteristics of McKenzie's work were neatness, orderliness and conscientiousness, there was no limit to his patience and perseverance, and he had already gained the distinction of having graduated in three faculties.

Date of Death: 25 May 1919

Burial Details: Buried at St. Peter's Cemetery, Aberdeen, SD, 11, 14

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

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