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Malcolm Neil McLEOD

Regimental number1381
Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationBlacksmith
Address87 Harries Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, John McLeod, 87 Harries Street, North Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date13 October 1914
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name14th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/31/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 22 December 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll1381A
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Pioneer Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


Recommendation date: 7 September 1916

FateReturned to Australia 8 October 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Whilst crossing the open space near LA FERME DU MOUQUET Private LEE was wounded. Though the spot was in an enemy artillery barrage and swept by machine gun fire Private McLEOD fearlessly remained to bind up his comrades wounds and then assisted him some distance to the safety of a trench. On the 3rd September, 1916.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Family/military connectionsCousin: 3593 Pte Norman Chesney RICHARDS, 24th Bn, killed in action, 29 July 1916.
Other detailsMedals: Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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