John McKenzie

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameJohn Percival•McKenzie
Used nameJohn•McKenzie
Born27 April 1885 in Walworth, England (GBR)
Died21 May 1962 in Winchelsea, England (GBR)
Measurements170 cm
AffiliationsOlympic Amateur Wrestling Club, Walworth (GBR)
NOC Great Britain


John McKenzie was born in Walworth. One of 10 members of the Olympic Amateur Wrestling Club to participate in the 1908 Olympics, McKenzie competed in the lightweight freestyle event, losing in the quarter-final to George MacKenzie (of no known relation) after receiving a bye in the first round.

The son of John McMullan McKenzie (died 1897), a sign and glass writer, and Grace Harriet Richards, a tailor, McKenzie grew up in Camberwell, London alongside six siblings. He later served in World War I with the Royal Navy and worked as a clerk and salesman.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1908 Summer Olympics Wrestling GBR John McKenzie
Lightweight, Freestyle, Men (Olympic) =5


Name previously listed as "James McKenzie"; this is incorrect as per his entry form.