John James MacKenzie

(17 March 1879 - 27 April 1967)
     John James MacKenzie was commonly known as JJ. He was born on 17 March 1879 in Port Albert, Victoria. He was the son of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Mary Ann Hodgson. John James MacKenzie was christened on 7 April 1879 in Presbyterian church, Port Albert. John was a grazier in Won Wron, Victoria.
     John was registered as John James McKenzie, farmer at Won Wron, on the between 1903 and 1908 electoral roll.
     John James MacKenzie married Janie Florence Vicars Foote, daughter of Richard Vicars Foote and Jane or Jeannie Robinson, on 23 May 1907 in Christ Church, Warrnambool, Victoria.
     John was registered as John James McKenzie, farmer at 'Calrossie', Yarram, on the 1912 electoral roll.
     John served in the 21st Battalion from 30 March 1916 to 1919. He enlisted 30 March 1916 at Leongatha, aged 37 years and 11 months. He was of Yarram, a natural born British subject, farmer, married to Florence Janie McKenzie of Calrossie, Yarram. He was described as 5 feet 7 inches, 11 stone, chest 38 inches, medium complexion, blue eyes 6/6 vision, light brown hair and a Presbyterian. His distinguishing marks were 2 vaccination scars on his left arm and an abdominal scar from an appendectomy. He joined the 3rd Australian Pioneer Battalion as a private soldier. He departed for England 6 June 1916, landing at Portsmouth in 26 July. He left for France 24 November 1916 having become a driver on 26 August 1916. He was invalided to the UK on 10 July 1918 and suffered from deafness. He left England 25 January 1919 and was discharged 30 April 1919 and returned to' Won Wrona'. He received the British War medal, the 1914-1918 star, and the Victory medal.
     John was registered as a farmer at Calrossie, Victoria, on the 1919 electoral roll.
     John James MacKenzie lived at Yarram, Victoria, 1925.
     John was registered as John James McKenzie, farmer at Yarram, on the 1931 electoral roll.
     John James MacKenzie married secondly Lily Florence Mackenzie on 26 March 1934 in Cairns Memorial Presbyterian church, East Melbourne, Victoria.
     John was registered as a farmer at Yarram, on the 1934 electoral roll.
     John was registered as a farmer at Won Wron, on the between 1935 and 1936 electoral roll.
     Their home 'Won Wrona' burnt down in 1943.
     John was registered as a farmer at Won Wron at Alberton, on the 1949 electoral roll.
     John was registered as a farmer at Won Wron, on the 1954 electoral roll. He held property in the Central riding: McKenzie, John James, Won Wron, farmer, owner, G.A., land, Won Wron, £1064, votes 3; North riding: McKenzie, John James, Yarram, farmer, owner, G.A. land, Bulga £13, votes 1; South riding: McKenzie, John J, Calrossie, farmer, owner, G.A., house and land Port Albert, £53, votes 2.
     John was registered as holding land & house at Alberton worth £53, farmer at Won Wron, on the 1956 electoral roll.
     John was registered as a farmer of Won Wron at Alberton, on the 1960 electoral roll.
     John was registered as John James McKenzie, farmer at Won Wron, on the 1966 electoral roll.
     John died on 27 April 1967 in Won Wron, Victoria, aged 88. The death of Mrs Janie F'lorence McKenzie, wife of Mr James J McKenzie, of Won Wron, occurred on Friday, May 6, at Brighton. Deceased was the eldest daughter of Major R. Vicars-Foote, bank manager, of Geelong. While her husband served in the Great War she was a foremost Red Cross worker.. He was buried on 28 April 1967 in Yarram.
     His will was proved on 14 September 1967 at Victoria. Grazier of Won Wron.

Child of John James MacKenzie and Lily Florence Mackenzie

Janie Florence Vicars Foote

(1877 - 6 May 1932)
     Janie Florence Vicars Foote was commonly known as Florence. She was born in 1877 in Yackandandah, Victoria. She was the daughter of Richard Vicars Foote and Jane or Jeannie Robinson.
     Janie Florence Vicars Foote married John James MacKenzie, son of Donald Thomson MacKenzie and Mary Ann Hodgson, on 23 May 1907 in Christ Church, Warrnambool, Victoria.
     Janie was registered as Janie Florence McKenzie at 'Calrossie', near Yarram, on the between 1919 and 1931 electoral roll.
     Janie died of cerebral haemorrhage on 6 May 1932 in Elwood Street, Brighton, Victoria. She was buried on 7 May 1932 in Boroondara cemetery, Kew. There is a stained glass window to her memory in the Yarram Anglican church.

Robert James Bird

(1924 - 1925)
     Robert James Bird was born in 1924 in Victoria. He was the son of James George Bird and Lily Florence Mackenzie.
     Robert died in 1925. He was aged 6 1/2 months..