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Regimental number5640
Place of birthSpringfield, New South Wales
SchoolPublic School
ReligionChurch of England
AddressSpringfield via Goulburn, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation24.3
Height5' 11.5"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinFather, William McClelland, Springfield via Goulburn, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Sydney; completed term of enlistment.
Enlistment date5 April 1916
Place of enlistmentCootamundra, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name18th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/35/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 9 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll18th Battalion
FateDied whilst a Prisoner of War 31 May 1917
Place of death or woundingBullecourt, France
Age at death26
Age at death from cemetery records26
Place of burialCologne Southern Cemetery (Plot XIII, Row A, Grave No. 14), Germany
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Tirranna Cemetery, New South Wales. Photo: Peter Dennis. Parents: William and Bridget McCLELLAND, Victoria Street, Goulburn, New South Wales. Native of Springfield, Goulburn.
Family/military connectionsCousin killed at Bullecourt on the 4th of May 1917.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked Sydney, 9 September 19167; disembarked, Plymouth, England, 26 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 4 February 1917; joined 18th Bn, in the field, 10 February 1917.

Reported missing, 3 May 1917; subsequently reported captured, and interned at Limburg.

Died of wounds (grenade splinter wound, head), Reserve Lazarette 11, Aachen, Germany, 31 May 1917.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCLELLAND Samuel

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