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Robert Stanley McCLELLAND

Regimental number545
Place of birthTamworth, New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressNundle, Tamworth, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinFather, Robert McClelland, Nundle, Tamworth, New South Wales
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date28 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name2nd Battalion, E Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/19/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Courage and devotion to duty at Pozieres.'
Recommendation date: 9 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 23 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal


Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Discharge date22 February 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force (Gallipoli Campaign), 12 April 1915.

Wounded in action, 12 May 1915.

Admitted to Fleetsweeper 24 July 1915 (gastro-enteritis); transferred to 2nd Australian Stationary Hospital, Lemnos, 1915; rejoined Bn, Gallipoli, 7 August 1915.

Wounded in action (second occasion), 8 August 1915 (gun shot wound, right arm), and admitted to 1st Australian Casualty Clearing Station, and transferred to 16th Stationary Hospital, Mudros; to Base Hospital, Malta, and admitted to Floriana Hospital, 22 August 1915, transferred to England, 15 September 1915, and admitted to Fulham Military Hospital, 23 September 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from England, 15 January 1916; rejoined Bn, Tel el Kebir, 16 January 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 22 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 28 March 1916.

Wounded in action third occasion), 24 July 1916 (gun shot wound, right arm), and admitted to 1st Australian Field Ambulance; transferred to 1/1 South Midlands Casualty Clearing Station, 25 July 1916; to No 8 General Hospital, Rouen, 26 July 1916; to England, 29 July 1916, and admitted to Lord Derby Hospital, Warrington, 30 July 1916; discharged on furlough, 17 October 1916, to report to No 1 Command Depot, 1 November 1916.

Awarded Military Medal.

Attended School of Musketry, Tidworth, 1-24 May 1917: qualified 1st Class with a fair knowledge of the Lewis Gun.

Reverted to Lance Corporal. 8 July 1916; appointed Corporal, 13 August 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 30 January 1918; taken on strength, 2nd Bn, in the field, 6 February 1918.

Promoted Sergeant, 25 April 1918.

Wounded in action (4th occasion), 25 August 1918 (mustard gas), and admitted to 2nd Australian Field Ambulance, and transferred to 5th Casualty Clearing Station; to 2nd General Hospital, Havre, 27 August 1918; discharged to Base Depot, 21 September 1918; rejoined Bn, 1 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Durham', 23 October 1918 (transport duty); disembarked Melbourne, 23 December 1918, for onward travel to Sydney; discharged (termination of period of enlistment), Sydney, 22 February 1919.

Medals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSurname incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as McLELLAND.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McCLELLAND Robert Stanley

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