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Roderick George McLEOD

Regimental number5197
Place of birthGladstone Queensland
AddressGlenlyon Street, Gladstone, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation28
Next of kinMother, Mrs K McLeod, Glenlyon Street, Gladstone, Queensland
Enlistment date20 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll3 June 1915
Rank on enlistmentGunner
Unit nameDivisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 9
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/89/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 9 September 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Field Artillery Brigade
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On two occasions the battery of which he was in command came under heavy shell fire while in action. On each occasion a complete detachment was put out of action, but by his fearlessness and splendid example he inspired all ranks with confidence and kept the battery in action.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 137
Date: 30 August 1918

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

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