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Soldier profiles

Name : MCKENZIE, KEITH VICTOR
Service Number : VX23075
Date of Birth : 16/10/1918
Place of Birth : BAIRNSDALE, VIC
Known as :
Occupation on Enlistment : LABOURER
Date of Enlistment : 06/06/1940
Locality on Enlistment : BAIRNSDALE, VIC
Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC
Next of Kin : MCKENZIE, JAMES
Rank (at time of discharge / death) : CORPORAL
Service : ARMY
Final Posting : 2/2 PIONEER BATTALION
Position / Platoon / Company (as 2/2 Pioneer) (date / details) :
Unit Transfers / Promotions (date / details) :
Theatres of War : SYRIA, JAVA
Actions : FORT MERDJAYOUN (SYRIA)
Wounded (date / details) :
Discharged : 22/01/1946
Date Died : ??/07/2006
Age at Death : 87
Community Roll of Honour : N/A
Buried Location / Memorial (P.O.W., D.O.W., K.I.A.) : N/A
K.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
D.O.W. (date / details) : N/A
M.I.A. (date / details) : N/A
P.O.W. (location/s) : JAVA
Died P.O.W. (date / details) : NO
P.O.W. Camps (details) : MOULMEIN (BURMA)
Recovered P.O.W. (location/s) : THAILAND
Honours and Gallantry : None for display
Applicable Australian War Memorial circulars : Australian War Memorial B-JAVA-0057 Missing & POW Circular
References found (entries & photos) : National Archives of Australia (Barcode 6207354 [DIGITISED], Barcode 1033337 [NOT EXAMINED]),   WW2 Nominal Roll,   Australian War Memorial

Background : Repatriated to Australia on the M.V. Highland Brigade.

Service & personal summary At enlistment : single. Previous military experience with 37th Battalion. At discharge : height 5? feet 7 inches, blue eyes, fair complexion, brown hair. Marital status : single. Children : no. Marks / scars : scar left side of neck, small scar over patella left knee. Full time war service : A.I.F. 06/06/1940 to 22/01/1946 which included 2056 days active service (92 days within Australia & 1660 days overseas). Operational service : Middle East and Java areas (embarked from Australia 07/04/1941, disembarked in Australia 22/10/1945). War badge no. 109587. Discharge certificate no. 487326.

Service record
06/06/1940 Taken on strength Recruit Reception Depot Caulfield, Victoria.
08/06/1940 Posted to 2/2 Pioneer Battalion Puckapunyal, Seymour, Victoria.
31/07/1940 Admitted Puckapunyal 4 Australian General Hospital, Seymour, Victoria with mumps.
02/08/1940 Admitted Puckapunyal isolation ward, Seymour, Victoria with urethral discharge.
21/08/1940 Transferred from 4 Australian General Hospital, Seymour, Victoria to Puckapunyal isolation ward, Seymour, Victoria with mumps.
23/08/1940 Discharged from Puckapunyal isolation ward, Seymour, Victoria. Tests now negative.
26/08/1940 Discharged from Puckapunyal isolation ward, Seymour, Victoria 23/08/1940. Forfeiture 22 days at 1/8.