Thomas Robert Duff Fraser Mackenzie

Thomas Fraser Mackenzie

                        Thomas Fraser Mackenzie

Heliopolis War Cemetary

                         Heliopolis War Cemetery

Sub-Lieutenant Royal Naval Reserve

Died in Cairo on 25 July 1945 age 21

After leaving school Thomas attended HMS Conway then volunteered to serve at sea and was commisioned into the Royal Naval Reserve (RNR). He was chosen to specialise in radar location protecting convoys. He was serving on HMS Mastiff in the Meditterranean when he died of a brain tumour in Cairo. Thomas was awarded the 1939-45 Star and the 1939-45 War Medal.

 

War Medals

 

Background Information

Thomas was the son of Evelyn Robert Leopold Fraser Mackenzie and Katherine Theodora Fraser Mackenzie (nee Gordon-Duff) of Fortrose, Ross and Cromerty. After leaving Gordonstoun Thomas joined the training ship HMS Conway on the Menai Straits in North Wales where he finished Senior Cadet Captain. He was head of his term at the Royal Naval Academies at Greenwich and Chatham. HMS Mastiff was a requisitioned Norwegian whaler used for anti-submarine duties.

 


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