Regimental number14
Place of birthBeith Scotland
Address5 Mackay Street, Coburg, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation38
Next of kinWife, Mrs Maud McLachlan, 17 Victoria Street, Coburg, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date23 March 1916
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll25 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentSergeant (Drummer)
Unit name37th Battalion, Headquarters
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/54/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 3 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollSGT Drummer
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Machine Gun Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Meritorious Service Medal

Recommendation date: 17 September 1918

FateReturned to Australia 11 May 1919

Meritorious Service Medal

'Band Sergeant McLACHLAN has conducted the band and trained its members since the inception of the 37th Battalion. He has displayed ability and assiduity in his duties. As Non Commissioned Officer in charge of Stretcher Bearers and Carrying Parties he has displayed qualities of leadership and marked bravery under fire. He has ....... the members of the Battalion that they must help the fighting men of the Battalion in every way possible and this spirit they live up to in innumerable ways.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal