Queens Own Highlanders

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Regimental Association

Sergeant John Mackenzie VC

Sgt John Mackenzie VC 2nd Seaforth Highlanders

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Sergeant John Mackenzie of the 2nd Seaforth wins the Victoria Cross  in Ashanti 6th June 1900.

While serving on attachment to the West African Frontier Force in Ashanti, Sergeant John Mackenzie DCM of the 2nd Seaforth was awarded the Victoria Cross for gallantry.

His citation reads:

“On 6th June at Doompassi in Ashanti, Sergeant Mackenzie, after working two Maxim guns under a hot fire and being wounded while doing so, volunteered to clear the stockades of the enemy, which he did in the most gallant manner, leading the charge himself and driving the enemy headlong into the bush.”

(London Gazette 15 January 1901)