|Place of birth||Rockdale, Sydney, New South Wales|
|Other Names||Hector John|
|School||Rockdale and Kogarah Public Schools, New South Wales|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Address||Hopetoun Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales|
|Age at embarkation||20|
|Next of kin||Father, J McLeod, Hopetoun Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales|
|Previous military service||Served for 5 years in the Citizen Military Forces.|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Place of enlistment||RAS Grounds, New South Wales|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/34/2|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||55th Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||21|
|Place of burial||Anzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 4), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: John and Elizabeth MCLEOD, Hopetoun Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales|
|Family/military connections||Brother: 3121 Pte William Edward McLEOD, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Taken on strength of 55th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 11 March 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.
Posted missing, 20 July 1916.
Previous report of missing, now, 28 July 1916, to be reported as 'Killed in Action, 20 July 1916'.
Buried Sailly-sur-la-Lys Cemetery by Reverend W. Meredith Holliday, no date stated.
Statement, Red Cross File No 1950501, 3105 Pte W. LUKE, B Company, 55th Bn (patient, 2nd Southern General Hospital, Southmead, Bristol, England), 3 December 1916: 'At Amentieres on July 19th McLeod was killed. Two or three days later I went up to a graveyard close to Sailly and there I saw a cross with McLeod's name on it. I heard from men of his platoon that he had been killed and buried.'Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McLEOD Hector
Red Cross File No 1950501