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Hector McLEAN

Regimental number329
Place of birthGayndah Queensland
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationGrazier
AddressBell via Dalby, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Next of kinBrother, Donald McLean, Bell via Dalby, Queensland
Enlistment date28 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentActing Corporal
Unit name5th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/10/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A34 Persic on 21 December 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll5th Light Horse Regiment
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal, mid


Refers 3-9 August 1918.
Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Supplement, No. 29845 (1 December 1916); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62 (19 April 1917)

FateReturned to Australia 2 September 1916
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry during operations. He did fine patrol work in face of the enemy. He took command of his troop when the troop leader was wounded, and handled it with great skill. He was severely wounded.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

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