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Hugh Norman McLEOD

Regimental number2621
Place of birthHay New South Wales
OccupationHospital attendant
AddressHenne Street, North Toowoomba, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs McLeod, Henne Street, North Toowoomba, Queensland
Enlistment date29 March 1915
Rank on enlistmentPTE (Mounted Bearer)
Unit name4th Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from on board HMAT A30 Borda on 16 June 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollMED26.42.1SECA
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Light Horse Regiment
FateReturned to Australia 10 April 1919

Military Medal

'During the operations at BROODSEINDE RIDGE, East of YPRES 4/9th October 1917, L/Cpl. McLEOD showed remarkable bravery and devotion to duty, setting a splendid example to his squad under the most trying circumstances by day and night, in the rain and mud, continually exposed to shell fire and indirect machine gun barrages. On one occasion he volunteered to take his squad over a mile back from an advanced post for rations, though there was considerable risk of losing the path both ways, and the track was being heavily shelled. The geting of these rations for the forward squads was of most valuable assistance to the successful carrying out of the bearing, as the men were all wet and cold and wearied through the exceptionally heavy work they had done, and exposure to severe weather conditons.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

MM Bar

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 115
Date: 10 October 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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