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The 36th Battalion: a record of service of the 36th Battalion with the Third Division in the Pacific

Lieutenant-Colonel K. B. McKenzie-Muirson — MC And Bar

Lieutenant-Colonel K. B. McKenzie-Muirson
MC And Bar

Served with Australian Military Forces 1914-18 on Gallipoli from landing until last lighter left on morning of 20 December 1915. Commissioned at Anzac. Subsequently organised and commanded 15th Machine Gun Company, AIF. Awarded MC on the Somme and a bar at Passchendale. Mentioned in dispatches five times. Subsequently transferring to the Indian Army. Saw action on the Indian frontier during the Afghan war. At beginning of this war was appointed to a training unit in Trentham. Held various staff positions in Central Military District. Commanded First Battalion New Zealand Scottish Regiment, and finally the 36th Battalion in the successful attack and capture of the Treasury Islands group in the Solomons.