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036: Winter 1992

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083: August/September 2008

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1797 Pte. Alexander McGregor McKenzie, 32 nd Bn.AIF

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Alexander McKenzie was born at Talia, South Australia on 11 January 1891. He enlisted at Keswick, South Australia on 7 May 1915 and embarked on overseas service from Adelaide on 23 June 1915. After serving at Gallipoli with the 27th Bn AIF from September 1915, Alexander moved to Egypt. After a period of illness, he transferred to the 32nd Battal…


16 January : '"An elegy of mud, blood and darkness" : Australian war writing and the third battle of Ypres’ with Matt Haultain-Gall

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‘The year 1917 had been one of disaster for our arms in all save the Messines attack’ wrote the Australian ex-serviceman G.D. Mitchell in Backs to the Wall. Few of his comrades would have disagreed. The Australian Imperial Force (AIF) lost far more men in the battles for Bullecourt (France), Messines and Passchendaele than at their 1915 baptism o…