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Hugh McDonald McKenzie
Birth: Dec. 6, 1885
Death: Oct. 30, 1917

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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Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial *
Ypres (Ieper)
West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
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Record added: Oct 29, 2003
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Hugh McDonald McKenzie
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