Dr. JRM MacKenzie (1890-)

Joseph Randolph Morrell was the son of Doctor Matthew B MacKenzie J.P. from Lisburn. His grandfather Joseph was a Presbyterian Minister on the Malone Road Belfast with Ramelton connections. Dr MacKenzie qualified in Queens University 1916 and enlisted in the Army and was sent to the front in the Great War, attached to the South Staffordshire Regiment. He received the Military Cross in 1917 "for conspicuous bravery and devotion on numerous occasions when attending wounded and lending stretcher-bearer parties under every kind of heavy and continuous fire, and invariably exhibiting great skill, coolness, and contempt of danger."

After the Great War he worked in Northern Ireland (address on register, 6 University Square Belfast), but moved to Moville possibly about 1930, mentioned in relation to attending at the scene of a motor accident here in 1931 and he had addresses in Rosebank (1934) and The Square, Moville (1938). He is remembered as practicing from Montgomery Terrace and that he was well regarded as a doctor, though he suffered from “shell shock” as a result of his experiences in the war.