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Harold George McLENNAN

Regimental number1885
Place of birthElsmore New South Wales
AddressElsmore, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Next of kinMother, Mrs Ellen McLennan, Elsmore via Inverell, New South Wales
Enlistment date31 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name33rd Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/50/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 4 September 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLance Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal

'Work near Hamel on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 13 August 1918

FateReturned to Australia 18 January 1919

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during operations against enemy positions south of the SOMME east of HAMEL, on 8th August, 1918. With only two men Sergeant McLENNAN rushed an active enemy post of the western edge of ACCROCHE WOOD and succeeded in the capture of 2 machine guns and 20 prisoners. He successfully led his party through the WOOD despite the dense fog, and displayed great courage and initiative throughout the advance. He rendered valuable assistance in the reorganisation of his Company and in the consolidation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61
Date: 23 May 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Date of death2 May 1971
Age at death76
Place of burialPort Macquarie Cemetery, New South Wales

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