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VC565   James Mackenzie

BORN   2 April 1884

DIED   19 December 1914   AGE   89

VC Won    19 December 1914   AGE   30

Place VC Won   Rouges Bancs, France

War/Campaign   First World War 1914

Name   James Mackenzie   No.   8185   POSTHUMOUS

VC Issue No.   565   Awards   VC   

Regiment   Scots Guards, 2nd Battalion



Rank VC Won   Private

Rank End Of Career   Private

Place Of Birth   West Glen, New Abbey (his grandmother's home), Kircudbrightshire, Scotland

Place Of Death   Rouges Bancs, France

Buried/Location Ashes   Named on Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing, Berks Cemetery Extension, 9 miles south of Ypres, France (location unknown)


Date Buried/Cremated   

Headstone      Plot/Grave no.   Panel 1, Column 6

Gazetted   18 February 1915

VC Presented   No presentation


P  Named on Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

P  Named on family headstone, Troqueer Parish Churchyard, Maxwelltown, Dumfries, Scotland

Memorial plaque, Troqueer Parish Church, Maxwelltown, Dumfries, Scotland

P  Named on Maxwelltown War Memorial, New Abbey Road, Dumfries, Scotland

Photograph & named on Roll of Honour at Laurieknowe Public School, Dumfries, Scotland

Victoria Cross Commemorative Paving Stone, War Memorial, Maxwelltown, Dumfries, Scotland

By The Way…

His mother presented his medals to the Scots Guards

VC Held By

Scots Guards, Guards Museum, Wellington Barracks, Birdcage Walk, London, England



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