McKenzie, Benjamin

Regimental Number: 467313
Rank: Private
Branch: 10th Battalion

Benjamin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba on March 3, 1877. He came to the South Peace before the war and filed on a homestead at 23-77-6-W6. In September of 1915, Ben enlisted in the Canadian army. He served in France and Belgium. In September of 1916, Ben was gassed and received shrapnel wounds to his face. On August 29, 1917 he received gunshot wounds to his right leg. Ben returned to the South Peace after the war. In the 1940s he retired from farming and he later returned to Winnipeg at his brother’s request. Ben died in Winnipeg on April 11, 1964.

Source: Memories & Moments p. 122