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Leonard Francis McCARTIE

Regimental number1932
Place of birthWellington, New Zealand
ReligionRoman Catholic
OccupationElectric wireman
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Height5' 6.5"
Weight144 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs E McCartie, Timkora Road, Wellington, New Zealand
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date25 June 1915
Place of enlistmentBrisbane, Queensland
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A55 Kyarra on 16 August 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll26th Battalion
FateDischarged 17 November 1917
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Taken on strength, 26th Bn, Gallipoli, 12 October 1915.

Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance, 16 October 1915 (measles contact); discharged to unit, 17 October 1915. Admitted to 7th Field Ambulance for observation, 21 October 1915; rejoined unit, 3 November 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 9 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Admitted to No 2 Australian General Hospital, Cairo, 22 January 1916 (alcoholism); transferred to Montazah Convalescent Depot, 26 January 1916; to Montazah Convalescent Hospital, 5 February 1916; to Overseas Base, 14 February 1916.

Admitted to 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis, 1 March 1916; transferred to Convalescent Depot, Helouan, 8 March 1916 (influenza); to Overseas Base, Ghezireh, 15 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force (Postal Duty) (date not recorded); disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 April 1916.

Found guilty, 10 May 1916, of while on Active service being absent without leave from midday, 8 May, to 8.30 am, 9 May 1916: deprived of 7 days' pay, and forfeited a further 2 days' pay.

Found guilty, 23 July 1916, of while on Active Service disobeying the lawful command of his superioir Officer: forfeited 7 days' pay.

Marched into No 1 Command Depot, Perham Downs, England, 2 November 1916.

Marched into Infantry Draft Depot, Perham Downs, 24 January 1917.

Proceeded overseas to France, 2 February 1917, and marched into 2nd Division Base, Etaples.

Found guilty, 22 February 1917, of when on Active Service (1) drunkenness; (2) Creating a disturbance in Camp at 1.30 am; (3) Using obscene language to a N.C.O.; (4) Attempting to break out of the Detention Compound; (5) Braking outof the Segregation Camp, 20 February 1917

Discharged in London ('being permanently unfit for military service'), 17 November 1917.

Total war service: 2 years 146 days.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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