Leslie Campbell McDONALD

Regimental number1388
Date of birth7 March 1893
Place of birthBoort, Victoria
SchoolYando State School, via Boort, Victoria
ReligionRoman Catholic
AddressMrs Phoebe Beaford, 104 Carlton Street, Carlton, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John McDonald, Yando via Boort, Victoria
Enlistment date16 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name13th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/18/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Division Ammunition Column
FateReturned to Australia 27 April 1919
Other details

War service: embarked from Australia, 23 November 1915. Admitted to 4th Auxiliary Hospital, Cairo, 2 December 1915 (mumps). Transferred to Zeitoun, 14 March 1916, and taken on strength of the Divisional Artillery Column.

Embarked at Alexandria, 20 March 1916, to join the British Expeditionary Force; disembarked Marseilles, 27 March.

Transferred to 22nd Howitzer Battery, 29 April 1916. Attached to the 104th Battery, 6 May 1916; transferred to 2nd Divisional Artillery Column, 27 May 1916.

Private mustered as Driver, 2 September 1916.

Proceeded on leave, 6 May 1917; rejoined unit, 19 May.

Accidentally injured, 9 June 1917 (injury to left side, fractured pelvis - he was holding a mule for shoeing and the mule kicked him). Admitted to 5th Field Ambulance; transferred to 56th Casualty Clearing Station. Admitted to No. 3 Stationary Hospital, Rouen; transferred to England. Admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, 14 June 1917. Transferred to 3rd Auxiliary Hospital, 23 July 1917.

Granted furlough, 31 July-14 August 1917. After reporting to Weymouth, he was sent to the Overseas Training Bn, Perham Downs; proceeded overseas to France; 29 November 1917. Taken on strength of the 2nd Divisional Artillery Column, 7 December 1917. On leave to England, 9 November 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 30 November 1918. Embarked for England on 26 February 1919. Left theatre of war for his return to Australia, 27 February 1919; arrived in Australia, 10 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.

Date of death18 February 1954
Place of burialBoort Cemetery, Victoria