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 Robert Anderson Mackenzie

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Robert Anderson Mackenzie

Birth
Nairn, Highland, Scotland
Death
27 Apr 1916 (aged 41)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Burial
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Memorial ID
163880753 View Source

Robert Anderson Mackenzie was a Civilian Casualty of the 1916 Easter Rising, which commenced in Dublin on Monday 24th April 1916.

Son of John Taylor Mackenzie and Mary Moir of High Street, Nairn, Nairn, Scotland.

Robert Anderson Mackenzie and Bertha Milne were married in Bury Parish Church, Bury, Lancashire, England, in the quarter ended September 1898.
She was a daughter of Robert Milne and Elizabeth Buckley.
Born Ethel Bertha Milne (22 July 1875 - 28 September 1955).

In the 1911 census, the Mackenzie family were living at 33, North Parade, Ormeau, Belfast.
present were,
Robert Mackenzie, aged 36, a Grocer's Assistant, married, born in Scotland,
Bertha, his wife, aged 33, married, born in England,
They had been married 12 years, and had 3 children,

Mary, daughter, aged 10, a Scholar, born in England,
Donald, son, aged 7, a Scholar, born in England,
Leonara, daughter, aged 5, a Scholar, born in England,
(it is now known that the three children were born in Leeds)
also present was
Robert Fisher, aged 18, a boarder, a Clerk in the Cotton Trade, single, born in England.

Donald Milne Mackenzie (9 Sept. 1903 - 6 Dec. 1988)

Robert was a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania which was torpedoed on the afternoon of Friday, 7th May 1915. It was then 11 miles west of the Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.

Robert Anderson Mackenzie lived at 3 Cavendish Row, Dublin. He was a married man, and a fish and poultry merchant who had spent from February to May 1915 travelling for business in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He had arrived in New York aboard the Lusitania on 20 February and was planning to return on the same ship three months later.

During his time in North America, Mackenzie had visited New Orleans, Louisiana; Meridian, Mississippi; Birmingham, Alabama; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Niagara Falls, New York; Toronto, Ontario; Buffalo, New York; and Syracuse, New York; before heading back to New York City. The Lusitania left New York on 1st July 1915.

Robert Mackenzie, 40, was returning to Ireland, travelling third class aboard the Lusitania. He was in his cabin when the ship was torpedoed. He saw many lifeboats swamped and helped load some lifeboats. The lifeboat he escaped in matches the description of lifeboat 15.
Of the 1,962 passengers and crew on board, 1,198 lost their lives.
764 were rescued, 3 of whom died soon after.

Mackenzie survived the Lusitania sinking, but was killed in the following year during the Easter Rising.

Robert was sitting close to a window in his shop at Cavendish Row, Rutland Square [now Parnell Square], Dublin, when he was hit in the head by a stray bullet, and died immediately.

Probate on his estate was taken out by Bertha MacKenzie which noted his death on 27 April 1916.

Death Certificate.
Robert Anderson McKenzie, aged 42, married, a Grocer, of 32 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra, Dublin, died at 3 Cavendish Row, Parnell Square, Dublin, on 27 April 1916.
The cause of death was a Bullet through the Chest, and Shock.
Thin informant of his death was Bertha McKenzie, widow, of 32, Hollybank Road, Drumcondra, who registered it on 16 May 1916.

The location of his grave was unknown until 2019, when the location was found after a message was sent.

His name is included on the
1916 Easter Rising Memorial Wall
in Glasnevin Cemetery.

Robert Anderson Mackenzie was a Civilian Casualty of the 1916 Easter Rising, which commenced in Dublin on Monday 24th April 1916.

Son of John Taylor Mackenzie and Mary Moir of High Street, Nairn, Nairn, Scotland.

Robert Anderson Mackenzie and Bertha Milne were married in Bury Parish Church, Bury, Lancashire, England, in the quarter ended September 1898.
She was a daughter of Robert Milne and Elizabeth Buckley.
Born Ethel Bertha Milne (22 July 1875 - 28 September 1955).

In the 1911 census, the Mackenzie family were living at 33, North Parade, Ormeau, Belfast.
present were,
Robert Mackenzie, aged 36, a Grocer's Assistant, married, born in Scotland,
Bertha, his wife, aged 33, married, born in England,
They had been married 12 years, and had 3 children,

Mary, daughter, aged 10, a Scholar, born in England,
Donald, son, aged 7, a Scholar, born in England,
Leonara, daughter, aged 5, a Scholar, born in England,
(it is now known that the three children were born in Leeds)
also present was
Robert Fisher, aged 18, a boarder, a Clerk in the Cotton Trade, single, born in England.

Donald Milne Mackenzie (9 Sept. 1903 - 6 Dec. 1988)

Robert was a survivor of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania which was torpedoed on the afternoon of Friday, 7th May 1915. It was then 11 miles west of the Old Head of Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland.

Robert Anderson Mackenzie lived at 3 Cavendish Row, Dublin. He was a married man, and a fish and poultry merchant who had spent from February to May 1915 travelling for business in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States. He had arrived in New York aboard the Lusitania on 20 February and was planning to return on the same ship three months later.

During his time in North America, Mackenzie had visited New Orleans, Louisiana; Meridian, Mississippi; Birmingham, Alabama; Chattanooga, Tennessee; Cincinnati, Ohio; Chicago, Illinois; Detroit, Michigan; Niagara Falls, New York; Toronto, Ontario; Buffalo, New York; and Syracuse, New York; before heading back to New York City. The Lusitania left New York on 1st July 1915.

Robert Mackenzie, 40, was returning to Ireland, travelling third class aboard the Lusitania. He was in his cabin when the ship was torpedoed. He saw many lifeboats swamped and helped load some lifeboats. The lifeboat he escaped in matches the description of lifeboat 15.
Of the 1,962 passengers and crew on board, 1,198 lost their lives.
764 were rescued, 3 of whom died soon after.

Mackenzie survived the Lusitania sinking, but was killed in the following year during the Easter Rising.

Robert was sitting close to a window in his shop at Cavendish Row, Rutland Square [now Parnell Square], Dublin, when he was hit in the head by a stray bullet, and died immediately.

Probate on his estate was taken out by Bertha MacKenzie which noted his death on 27 April 1916.

Death Certificate.
Robert Anderson McKenzie, aged 42, married, a Grocer, of 32 Hollybank Road, Drumcondra, Dublin, died at 3 Cavendish Row, Parnell Square, Dublin, on 27 April 1916.
The cause of death was a Bullet through the Chest, and Shock.
Thin informant of his death was Bertha McKenzie, widow, of 32, Hollybank Road, Drumcondra, who registered it on 16 May 1916.

The location of his grave was unknown until 2019, when the location was found after a message was sent.

His name is included on the
1916 Easter Rising Memorial Wall
in Glasnevin Cemetery.


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