2nd Lt. William Franklin Mackenzie, Camerons

   

1886 Aug 10. Born Canada. His father Philip is a Blacksmith

1891 Canadian census at Brandon Manitoba with his parents

1901 census with his parents in Brandon, Manitoba

1910 Oct 3. Marriage to Allie Esther Stinson in Brandon

1911 census with his parents in Brandon, Manitoba. He is a salesman

1912 A son Kenneth Victor MacKenzie born

1914 Aug 15 Leaves Canada via New York for UK

1916 Manitoba Census living at Brandon with wife Alice and son Kenneth. He is a Labourer

1917 Mar 28. Sco. Rif. Cadet William Franklin MacKenzie to be temp. 2nd Lt. (attd.). 28 Mar. 1917

1918 Jul 6. Sco. Rif. Temp. 2nd Lt. W. F. Mackenzie resigns his commission on appt. to R.A.F.

RAF Record

1919 Jun 26. RFC Transferred to unemployed list. 2nd Lt. W. F. Mackenzie.

1920 May 17. Warrant number 110089. Joined Met Police London and left on 13 Oct 1920. Last posted to B Division as a PC

1920 Oct 28. Joined ADRIC with service no 900. Posted to L Coy

1920 Dec 16. Promoted Section Leader

1921 Jan 21. Promoted Platoon Commander

1921 Mar 3. Posted to Depot Coy

1921 Apr 16. Posted to R Coy

1921 May 24 Raids with R Coy

1921 May 26 On raids with R Coy

1921 May 27 Raids with R Coy

1921 Jun 4. In charge of an R Coy patrol that shot Henry O'Rourke

1921 Jun 13 to 26 Jun on Leave

1921 Aug 15 to 22 on Leave

1921 Oct 25 to 10 Nov on Leave

1921 Nov 12. Political Imprisonment and the Irish, 1912-1921 By William Murphy. A contingent of Auxiliaries under DI WF Mackenzie was sent into Mountjoy following disturbances among the prisoners. There were complaints by the prisoners against them. McKenzie did not deny that some rough treatment and language had been used , but insisted that "it was nothing to that the prisoners had used towards us and they had resisted being searched"

1921 Nov 22 to Nov 30. Suspended . I would assume this was because of the Mountjoy incident

1921 Nov 30 Suspension removed

1922 Jan 16. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1922 May 26. Returns to Canada without his wife. He is a salesman. Born in Brandon, Manitoba

1924 An Ancestry tree says he died before 1924, but no source. His wife re-married in 1924. I think he was still alive in 1945 and may have died around that date. The supposition of a pre 1924 death seems to be made on his wife remarrying, but they could just have separated.

 

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