18 - RECORDS OF THE MEN OF LOCHBROOM
8657. PTE JOHN MACKENZIE, 10th H.L.I.
Son of Mr. John Mackenzie, Scoraig.
|Enlisted in the H.L.I.
|Killed in action at Loos
||25th Sept. 1915.
“Before the War Pte. John Mackenzie was employed at the British Aluminium Works, Kinlochleven, for nine years. A young man of sterling worth he started at the bottom of the ladder, and in a short space of time was appointed a Foreman in the works, a position of trust which he filled with satisfaction to his employers.”
Had four brothers serving -
- Sergt. Finlay Mackenzie, 9th Seaforths.
- Corpl. James Mackenzie, M.T., A.S.C.
- Pte. Duncan Mackenzie, 9th Seaforths.
- Pte. Peter Mackenzie, Lovat Scouts.
His father also served as Coast Watcher throughout the War.
“Low in our breast Hope’s flickering taper burns,
While heark’ning for the step that ne’er returns;
Yet in the morning though the dawn comes late,
We’ll cross the ford to where our loved ones wait,”
Lachlan M’Lean Watt.