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Hector McLEOD

Regimental number3273
Place of birthRockdale, Sydney, New South Wales
Other NamesHector John
SchoolRockdale and Kogarah Public Schools, New South Wales
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlumber
AddressHopetoun Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Height5' 7.5"
Weight124 lbs
Next of kinFather, J McLeod, Hopetoun Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 5 years in the Citizen Military Forces.
Enlistment date29 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll22 September 1915
Place of enlistmentRAS Grounds, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name17th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/34/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A29 Suevic on 20 December 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll55th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 20 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records21
Place of burialAnzac Cemetery (Plot II, Row I, Grave No. 4), Sailly-Sur-La-Lys, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
161
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: John and Elizabeth MCLEOD, Hopetoun Street, Hurlstone Park, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3121 Pte William Edward McLEOD, 53rd Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

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
SourcesNAA: B2455, McLEOD Hector
Red Cross File No 1950501

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