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Any records for A D F Mackenzie (Royal Scots)
« on: Thursday 16 November 17 02:04 GMT (UK) »
Hi,
I am hoping to find any records for ADF Mackenzie (Arthur Donald Faulconer)
I have been able to find his Silver War Medal Card which gives me his Regimental Number (7373) and indicates that he was in the Royal Scots Regiment. There seems to be no Service Records.
I also came across the reference in findmypast
First name(s)   Arthur D. T.
Last name   MacKenzie
Service number   7273
Rank   Private
Badge number   48729
Enlistment date   16-May-1900
Discharge date   25-Jan-1917
Regiment/unit   Royal Scots.
Cause of discharge   Wounds Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulation
Whether served overseas   Yes
Badge date of issue   05-Feb-1917
Record set   Silver War Badge Roll 1914-1920
Category   Military, armed forces & conflict
Subcategory   First World War


He was born in India in 1883 and his family left India in 1900. I am presuming that he joined the Army after his parents departure.

He died in 1925 in Glasgow. On his marriage certificate, his occupation is Clerk, Army Pensioner.
I have letters written by him from 1913 to 1919. In 1913 he is in Allahabad, India and mentions that prior to this station he was in Kamptee.
1915 he is with the British Ex Force (10 Platoon C Coy Royal Scots 8th Infy Bde) and by 1918 he is in a hospital in Glasgow (he mentions a Sanatorium) He has phthisis (TB)
He mentions speaking with the "Pension people"as possibly emigrating to Australia. There doesn't seem to be any Pension Records either.
So, my question is - where else can I search to find any records?
I would be grateful for any suggestions.
Regards,
Hilary

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Re: Any records for A D F Mackenzie (Royal Scots)
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 16 November 17 09:45 GMT (UK) »
The FindMyPast transcription is his Silver War Badge which you have found.  On that is the info that he joined up in 1900, as you suspected, and was invalided out with wounds in 1917. (His number was 7273 so if the SWB card has 7373 that is a mistake).

His medal records exist although he is there as McKenzie.  He was with 1st Battalion Royal Scots in India when war broke out and went to France with them on 19 Dec 1914 (1914 Star roll) and he also is on the British War and Victory medal roll which show he was also with 2nd Battalion.  His medal card is also McKenzie.

The additional clues you give add up - he is in Allahabad in 1913 - yes with 1st Battalion.  In 1915 he is with 8 Infantry Brigade which had the 2nd Battalion, so he moved from 1st to 2nd sometime 1914/15.

His detailed service record though has not survived the second war blitz so what we have is above.  May be possible to find reference to his wounding (outside possibility!) in the 2nd Bn War diary although nowhere do we find an actual date of wounding which must have been at the back end of 1916.

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