Do you know what the New Zealanders did during World War I in Flanders?
Do you know if those soldiers are still remembered in Flanders?
Do you know if the New Zealanders know what happened in Passchendaele?
Do you know if the Belgians know what happened with the New Zealanders in Messines, Warneton and Passchendaele?
Saturday, 9 January 2016
Wanted: Relatives in New Zealand of Chaplain James Alexander McKenzie
Rev. James Alexander McKenzie was with the Rifle Brigade at the Western Front. He was during some time also in Northern France. He died in Palmerston North in 1946.
The picture is dated 1937.
during the war his next of kin was his sister E.P. Binns from Feilding. he commenced duty on 09/06/1915 and was finally discharged 27/05/1919.
After the war he stayed in contact with the people of a small village and was even sending some money from time to time to help the poor people in the devastated area.
We are searching for relatives of this exceptional man because this year we want to commemorate his work.