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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Mackenzie, Lieut-Col. Henry Douglas

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Mackenzie, Lieut.-Col. Henry Douglas, of the family of the Mackenzies, baronets of Coul, Ross-shire, is the eldest son of the late Rev. Charles. Mackenzie and Henrietta, his wife, daughter of Chas. Simonds, of Beading, Berkshire. He was born in 1849, and was formerly a lieutenant in the Royal Navy. Having taken service in the New South Wales military forces, be acted as Brigade-Major to the Soudan expedition in 1885, was mentioned in despatches, and received a medal with clasp, and also the Khedive's star. In Oct. 1888 he was appointed Assistant Adjutant-General to the New South Wales forces, and ranks as lieut.-colonel. He married, in 1873, Sofala, daughter of the late Hon. John Bligh Suttor, M.L.C., of Wyngdon, Bathurst, N.S.W.