|Address||Mont Albert Road, Balwyn, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||21|
|Next of kin||Father, A Macneil, Mont Albert Road, Balwyn, Victoria|
|Rank on enlistment||2nd Lieutenant|
|Unit name||21st Battalion, Headquarters|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/38/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Captain|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||24th Battalion|
|Recommendations (Medals and Awards)||
Mention in Despatches
Awarded, and gazetted, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'For conspicuous gallantry in action. Though wounded he stuck to the command of his company till wounded a second time on the same afternoon. He set a fine example to his men under fire.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Distinguished Service Order
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. he handled his mortar with great courage and determination against an overwhelming attack. He held off the enemy with his revolver until his men had got the mortar wawy to safety. he then took part in the counter attack, and dis great execution with a machine gun.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 219
Bar to Military Cross
'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On reaching his objective in attack, after two of his officers had become casualties, this officer supervised the digging in of his company. Later, after reaching the second objective, he reconnoitred the front positions, and finding that they could not be held, he skilfully withdrew his company, pushing out Lewis gun posts. In the evening he went forward and finally dug in. He displayed coolness and judgment under trying conditions.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 15
|Other details||Medals: Distinguished Conduct Medal, Military Cross and Bar, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal|