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Percy McKenzie was born in Mt Egerton, and on 12th February, 1917, he enlisted in Ballarat. He was 22 years old, single and a labourer. He joined the 22nd Infantry Battalion, with Regimental No. 6862. On 19th May 1918 he was killed at Ville-sur-Ancre, and is buried in the Villers-Bretonneux Cemetery, France.
He was awarded the Military Medal 'For conspicuous gallantry at LA BASSE VILLE on the night of 25th/26th March, 1918, when the member of a fighting patrol. The enemy were encountered in force close to one of the posts. Accompanying his Corporal this man assisted in bringing up a Lewis Gun engaging the enemy and causing them casualties. He then returned to the nearest post under very heavy fire and brought up sufficient ammunition to this exposed position to enable the gun to be kept in action until the withdrawal of the patrol was completed. Throughout he showed the greatest coolness and disregard of personal safety.'
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