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George Leighton McLEOD

Regimental number4478
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationLabourer
AddressPomona, NC Line, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation19
Next of kinFather, Murdo McLeod, Pomona, NC Line, Queensland
Enlistment date11 January 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 30 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
FateReturned to Australia 15 May 1919
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll)26th Bn
Medals

Military Medal

'For gallantry in action. This man in the attack on MALT TRENCH, north of WARLENCOURT, on the night 1st/2nd March, 1917, by his actions materially assisted to repel an enemy counter attack, inflicting heavy casualties on the enemy with a Lewis Gun and capturing ten prisoners.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 140
Date: 27 August 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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