Mackenzie, Roderick Hugh Archdale

He was the only child of Sir Duncan George Mackenzie KCIE (Coll.1896-1902), and Lady Mackenzie (Kathleen Millicent Mackenzie, daughter of Samuel Chandos-Pole). He was educated at Horris Hill, coming to Winchester in 1934, and went steadily up the school, with very fair athletic ability (he was one of the winning pair in Wigram Cups in 1939).  From the early days he intended to make the army his career and entered RMC Sandhurst on the outbreak of war, receiving his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Seaforth Highlanders in 1939. All his service was at home, except for a brief visit to France in June 1940, chiefly with a Home Defence battalion.  Early in his military career, aged twenty-one, while training in Caithness he was accidentally shot whilst on manoeuvres on May 11th, and died of his wounds on May 22nd. He is buried in grave 209 of the east extension to Latheron Parish churchyard.


War: World War 2

  • Surname: Mackenzie
  • Forenames or initials: Roderick Hugh Archdale
  • House: K
  • Years in School: 1934-1939
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
  • Date of Birth: 17th November 1920
  • Date of Death: 22nd May 1942
  • How Died: Killed in an Accident
  • Location in War Cloister: Inner A2
  • Decoration: NA
  • Burial Site: Latheron Parish Churchyard, Caithness: Grave 209