Mackenzie, Mark Kincaid

Only son of the Hon. Charles Kincaid Mackenzie, Lord Mackenzie of the Scottish Court of Sessions, and Lady Mackenzie (daughter of the Rt. Hon. George Young, Lord Young PC), Mark Mackenzie entered the school from Horris Hill. He was a House Prefect and second captain of Lords in his last year – a successful left-hand bowler – and played for Commoner VI. He took his degree at Magdalen College, Oxford, in 1910. He was gazetted to the 4th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1911. At the outbreak of war he was home on leave from India and went to the front immediately with the 3rd Battalion of the Rifle Brigade. He was killed at the Battle of the Aisne on September 25th 1914, while leading his platoon in a night attack on the German position near Soupir, north-east of Soissons. He fell wounded but got up and continued to cheer his men on until he fell again close to the enemy trenches.

War: World War 1

  • Surname: Mackenzie
  • Forenames or initials: Mark Kincaid
  • House: H
  • Years in School: 1901-1907
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • Date of Birth: 22nd August 1888
  • Date of Death: 25th September 1914
  • How Died: Killed in action
  • Location in War Cloister: Outer C1
  • Decoration: NA