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Roderick Angus McLENNAN

Regimental number5468
Place of birthPurnim, Victoria
OccupationDairy expert
AddressCraner Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation39
Height6' 0"
Weight203 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Annie McLennan, Craner Street, Warrnambool, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date21 August 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentSapper
Unit name5th Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 2
AWM Embarkation Roll number14/24/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSapper
Unit from Nominal Roll15th Field Company Engineers
FateReturned to Australia 9 December 1918
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Plaque in Victorian Garden of Remembrance
Discharge date8 March 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength of 15th Field Company, from 5th Field Company, Tel el Kebir, 18 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Wounded in action, 10 December 1916; admitted to No 5 Field Ambulance, 10 December 1916; transferred to No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, 10 December 1916; to No 5 Ambulance Train, 10 December 1916; to No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 12 December 1916 (gunshot wound, right hand); to England, 13 December 1916; to No 1 Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 14 December 1916; to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, no date stated; discharged to furlough, 15 January 1917; marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, 30 January 1917.

Admitted to Delhi Military Hospital, Tidworth, 5 March 1917; discharged to No 1 Command Depot, 21 March 1917.

Reclassified B1A3, 23 March 1917.

Transferred to, and taken on strength of 16th Field Company, Parkhouse, 5 April 1917.

Transferred to Engineers Training Depot, 12 October 1917; taken on strength of Engineers Training Depot, 13 October 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 31 October 1917; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Rouelles, 1 November 1917.

Proceeded to unit, 6 November 1917; rejoined 15th Field Company, 13 November 1917.

Admitted to 5th Australian Divisional Rest Station, 4 January 1918 (scabies), and transferred to No 25 General Hospital, Camiers, the same day; discharged to Details, 17 January 1918; marched into Australian General Base Depot, Le Havre, 21 January 1918.

Proceeded to unit, 25 January 1918; rejoined 15th Field Company, 29 January 1918.

On leave to the United Kingdom, 1 October 1918.

Admitted to No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, 17 October 1918 (chronic bronchitis); discharged and marched into No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 23 October 1918.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Leicestershire', 9 December 1918; disembarked Melbourne, 22 January 1919; discharged Melbourne (medically unfit: chronic bronchitis and debility), 8 March 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Death attributed to war service.
Date of death5 May 1938
SourcesNAA: B2455, McLENNAN Roderick Angus

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