Archives, Donald Sutherland McKenzie WWI; 1908-1976; WY.2001.2.2
Archives, Donald Sutherland McKenzie WWIAbout this object
This is a box of archives pertaining to Donald Sutherland McKenzie's time serving with the First New Zealand Expeditionary Force during World War One.
Born at Fortrose in 1892 to Donald and Margaret McKenzie, Don grew up on the family farm 'Rosemount' at Glenham.
In 1917, Don enlisted to serve in World War One. At the time, he was working on the family farm at Glenham, and listed his father as next kin. Don served with the Otago Mounted Rifles in the 26th reinforcements.
He returned in 1918, and continued to work on the family farm. When his father passed away, Donald and his brother Kenneth took over the farm, with his sister Alice taking care of the household.
Contained within this archive is a very special letter which Don received as part of a parcel from the Glenham Red Cross. It reads:
'22nd Aug 1918
Just a line in along with your Xmas parcel from the Glenham Red Cross. I hope you enjoy the contents and that you will spend a Happy Xmas. Try and make it so anyway.
Hurry up and come back, as boys here in N.Z. are getting very scarce. Come back and we will give you a right royal welcome. Glenham is still the same good old sporty place. The girls still smiling.
Keep your heart high and your head low and you will get through safely.
Yours in N.Z.
D.S. McKenzie Pocket New Testament presented by the Glenham Assembly.
D.S. McKenzie World War One Paybook
New Zealand Expeditionary Force Map of Cairo
Citizens Reception Council Perth Welcome Leaflet
New Zealand Soldiers' Guide to the British Isles
Letter from Letty Dobbie of Glenham as part of a parcel from the Glenham Red Cross
Postcards (14) collected while serving.
United Nations House Cleopatra - Alexandria Manager 's Business Card, Manager: Diamandoglou
Letter from cousin D E Sutherland
Letter from cousin Fairlie (Carnie of Mokoreta)
Letter from a Margaret Carmichael
Five photographs from in camp during WWI
Statement of Accounts upon discharge
Series of photographs and postcards relating to the war or Don's travels at the time
A series of Accounting Paperwork
Last Will and Testament of Donald McKenzie Snr which states that the family farm 'Rosemount' at Glenham is to go to Donald and his brother Kenneth.
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card
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