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Captain Keith Mackenzie (China)

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Remembered with Honour at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Captain Keith Bethune Mackenzie, 2nd Seaforth Highlanders, is one of two brothers on the Tain war memorial. He was an experienced officer who had seen action in the South African War and received the Queen's medal with five clasps. The Order of La Maison Ernestine was conferred upon him for his part in the South African War, being presented by H.R.H. the Duke of Albany, Duke of Saxe- Coburg and Gotha, in May 1907. Captain Mackenzie was attached to the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders at the time of his death, he was killed instantly by a shell near Ypres on the 12th November 1914. The 1st Gordon’s had suffered terribly since August and it is unclear when Keith was attached to the regiment. Captain Keith Mackenzie and his brother Lieutenant Eric Mackenzie both attended Tain Royal Academy from April 1891 to September 1892. It is unclear if there are further family connections to Tain. Captain Mackenzie is also remembered at the Malvern war memorial. Remembered with Honour Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/2825648​.