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Roy Stanley McLEISH

Date of birth27 July 1885
ReligionChurch of England
AddressBalaclava, Yea, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinD. McLeish, 'Murrundindi', Wellington Street, Middle Brighton, Victoria
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentCpt
Unit name4th Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/9/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A18 Wiltshire on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll13th Light Horse Regiment


Unit: 4th Light Horse
Promotion date: 1 April 1916

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 1 July 1919

Distinguished Service Order

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He displayed great courage and initiative in carrying out the difficult task of reconnoitring in front of the infantry and holding a forward position until relieved. In this and subsequent operations his fine leadership and sound judgment were conspicuous.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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