TARBAT WAR MEMORIAL
HUGH MUNRO MACKENZIE
ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE
FLIGHT SERGEANT [NAVIGATOR]
DATE OF DEATH 29TH JANUARY 1945
Hugh Munro MacKenzie was a flight sergeant navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force; he died on the 29TH January 1945 when his Lancaster 111 of 5 Lancaster Finishing School crashed in flames on landing at Syerston, Nottinghamshire, at 02.16 am returning from a cross country sortie, eyewitnesses say the aircraft was already on fire in the air. The seven-man crew were killed.
was the son of Farquhar MacKenzie and Catherine MacKenzie [nee Munro] of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Farquhar MacKenzie was the policeman in
The Police moved Farquhar and his family to Achiltibuie in the late 20's [the move took 2 days by horse and cart] and from there, around 1930, they immigrated to Canada when Hugh was 6 years old.
Hugh had three older brothers who also fought in the Second World War, Jack and Donald in the Army and Simon in the Navy, he also had a sister Margaret.
Hugh was 21 years old when he died and is buried in the Harrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery, Yorkshire.
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