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Offline mack

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3463 roderick,john mckenzie
« on: December 16, 2011, 01:00:26 AM »
3463 roderick,john mckenzie
enlisted 2-7-1891
aged 20
1st manchesters
occupation,engine cleaner
awarded QSA medal,clasps wittenberg,transvaal and cape colony,KSA medal clasps 1901+1902
mentioned for leading a half company after Lt woodhouse was wounded on 9th november 1900 while escorting a column from standerton to vrede,also for general good service.
appointed to the permanent staff,CSM+drill instructor,1st VB manchester regt[5th manchesters] 28-5-1904 till 1-7-1913
married mary boardman at middleton parish church on 24-10-1906.
288 wigan rd,bolton
awarded LSGC medal 1910.
retired on 1-7-1913 after 22yrs service

rejoined his old regt on 15-9-1914 as 3076 roderick,john mckenzie
served on home service with the 4th battalion
his wife mary died at bolton on 28-9-1917
transferred to army reserve on 28-3-1919 with 30% disability pension for Myocarditis Liver Complaint aggravated by service
sgt major mckenzie died at his home at 45 delph st,wigan on 24-11-1919,buried wigan cemetery
grave ref S605
age 47
No Pension Card showing cause of death
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Offline PaulC

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Re: 3463 roderick,john mckenzie
« Reply #1 on: November 06, 2020, 06:40:51 PM »
Cause of death was "natural causes, probably heart failure". I expect this will be too vague to be any good.