• Private JAMES MACKENZIE VC 8185 2nd Bn., Scots Guards who died on Saturday 19 December 1914. Age 27.
Practical info
Name
MACKENZIE
First name
JAMES
Date of death
19/12/1914
Title
Private VC
Extra information
Private JAMES MACKENZIE VC 8185 2nd Bn., Scots Guards who died on Saturday 19 December 1914. Age 27. Citation : An extract from "The London Gazette," dated 16th Feb., 1915, records the following: "For conspicuous bravery at Rouges Bancs on the 19th Dec., in rescuing a severely wounded man from in front of the German trenches, under a very heavy fire and after a stretcher-bearer party had been compelled to abandon the attempt. Private Mackenzie was subsequently killed on that day whilst in the performance of a similar act of gallant conduct." Son of Mrs. Marion Mackenzie, of 22, Terregles St., Maxwelltown, Dumfries. PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL Panel Number : Panel 1
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