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Hugh McDonald McKenzie

  • Birth 6 Dec 1885
  • Death 30 Oct 1917
  • Cenotaph Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
  • Memorial ID 8043203

World War I Victoria Cross Medal Recipient. He served as a Lieutenant in the 7th Coy Canadian Machine Gun Corps, Canadian Forces. On October 30, 1917, Lieutenant McKenzie was in charge of a section of four machine guns accompanying the infantry in an attack at Meescheele Spur, Belgium. Seeing that an advancing company was hesitating before a group of German machine guns, which were causing them severe casualties, he rallied the infantry, organized an attack and captured the strong point. Finding that the position was swept by machine-gun fire from a pill-box which dominated all the ground over the troops that were advancing, he made a flanking frontal attack which captured the pill-box with he himself being killed while leading the attack. For extreme valour and leadership, he was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross Medal in February, 1918.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: Peterborough "K"
  • Added: 29 Oct 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8043203
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Hugh McDonald McKenzie (6 Dec 1885–30 Oct 1917), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8043203, citing Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium ; Maintained by Find A Grave .