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Cpl. William McKenzie, Greenock. R.A.F.

 
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DelBoy



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 12:04 am    Post subject: Cpl. William McKenzie, Greenock. R.A.F. Reply with quote

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I received the following information and photograph from James Bell.

William was with the 45th Renfrewshire Scouts in Greenock. The 45th met in the old District Headquarters in Robertson St, Greenock where the plaque was mounted on the wall of the main hall. When our new HQ was built in 1988 at Finnart Street, Greenock, the plaque was transferred there.

It reads:-

In Memory of Corpl. William McKenzie
Killed on Active Service 14 March 1945
Dedicated by his Comrades
of RAF Station St Athan


(It measures 280 x 180mm)




Cheers,
Derek.


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Kenneth Morrison



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Name: McKENZIE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 26
Date of Death: 14/03/1945
Service No: 952211
Additional information: Son of Mitchell H. McKenzie and Mary McKenzie, of Greenock, Renfrewshire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Row E. Grave 6.
Cemetery: LAJES WAR CEMETERY, Azores

Nineteen of the graves are those of the passengers and crew of a Liberator which crashed into the hills when taking off on 14 March 1945.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: updated Reply with quote

As can be seen, I have updated the thread with a photo of the memorial i was kindly sent by James Bell.

Thanks for the extra information there Ken.

SNWM
Surname: McKENZIE
Firstname: William
Service number: 952211
Date of death: 14/03/1945
Place of birth: Greenock
SNWM roll: ROYAL AIR FORCE and DOMINION AIR FORCES
Rank: Cpl
Theatre of death: R.A.F.V.R. T.C.

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Derek.
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