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Bacchus Marsh
Avenue of Honour

Private Clive Edward McKenzie

Service No.:
5th Battalion
Tree No.:
Planted by:
Mrs McKenzie (Mother)
Image of plaque on tree S184 for Clive McKenzie
See Notes (1) (2)
Image of Service Medal - British War Medal Image of Service Medal - Victory Medal

Clive(3) was born in Richmond, VIC on the 27th of September 1895(4) to William Andrew McKenzie(5) and Emma Cox. Clive had a brother, William, who is also remembered in the Avenue.

Clive was a hairdresser and gave his address as Bacchus Marsh, VIC when he enlisted in the AIF, 17th Reinforcements, 6th Battalion on the 4th of March 1916, aged 21. He embarked aboard the HMAT A14 Euripides in April, disembarking in Egypt. Clive left Egypt in late May aboard the HMT Britton, disembarking at Plymouth, England in early June.

In September 1916 Clive transferred to the 5th Battalion, joining them in France in October where he was briefly an Acting Corporal. Clive was wounded in action in May 1917, during the Second Battle of Bullecourt and admitted to a Field Ambulance before being transferred to the 11th Stationary Hospital, Rouen the next day - gunshot wounds to the leg, arm and face (severe). He was then invalided back to England and admitted to the Military Hospital, Devonport. Three months later he transferred to the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, Dartford before being discharged to two weeks furlough in late August. In October Clive embarked for home aboard the Port Lyttleton, returning to Australia in December and was discharged from the AIF in January 1918 - medically unfit, gunshot wounds to the arm, leg and eye.

Clive re-enlisted with the Army Medical Corps, 16th Australian General Hospital, Macleod, VIC in December 1919 and was again discharged in March 1920.

He is listed on the Shire of Bacchus Marsh Roll of Honour, the Bacchus Marsh & District Roll of Honour, the Roll of Honour of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Bacchus Marsh and the Holy Trinity Church Roll of Honour.


  1. His service Number sometimes appears as 5432A
  2. He was very briefly an acting Corporal but was a Private with the 5th Battalion.
  3. Birth records and some service records state, Cleve - Death records and some service records state, Clive.
  4. The Bacchus Marsh Express 12 October 1895
  5. Family was living at Goodmans Creek, near Bacchus Marsh in 1893
    The Bacchus Marsh Express 2 Dec 1893

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Last updated by lee, Sun, 29 Aug 2021 12:07:21