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Henry Maclachlan MACNEE

Regimental number313
Date of birth--/04/1887
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationPearler
AddressDavis Street, Preston, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation27
Next of kinMiss Mary Macnee, Davis Street, Preston, Victoria
Enlistment date27 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name10th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/15/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A47 Mashobra on 17 February 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll10th Light Horse Regiment
Promotions

2nd Lieutenant


Unit: LH10
Promotion date: 19 April 1917

Lieutenant


Unit: LH10
Promotion date: 17 October 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29354 (5 November 1915); 'Commonwealth Gazette', No. 1

FateReturned to Australia 10 July 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry on the 29th and 30th August, 1915, at Kaiajik Aghala (Hill 60) (Dardanelles), when he displayed the greatest coolness and bravery in heavy hand-to-hand fighting which took place during the operations, until wounded. He retired from the front line for time only sufficient to have his wound dressed, and then at once returned and remained until wounded a second time. He gave a fine exhibition of the highest courage and devotion to duty.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 28
Date: 24 February 1916

Military Cross


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Family/military connectionsBrother: 5726 Lance Corporal Kenneth McNEE, 5th Bn, killed in action, 20 September 1917.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Middle East

Medals: Military Cross, Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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