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Kenneth Cyril McCLELAND

Regimental number10551
Place of birthMoscow Russia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarmer
AddressTresco Estate near Swan Hill, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinMother, Mrs A McCleland, Cowper Gardens, Dublin, Ireland
Enlistment date5 May 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameNo 1 Australian General Hospital
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board A62 Wandilla on 25 June 1915
Rank from Nominal RollLance Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Machine Gun Squadron
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', Second Supplement No. 30474 (14 January 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 76 (23 May 1918).

FateReturned to Australia 19 August 1919
Medals

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during an action. He did splendid work under heavy shell and rifle fire in attending to the wounded. Though he was wounded early in the engagement, he remained at duty, showing the greatest fortitude and self sacrifice.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 110
Date: 25 July 1918

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

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