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Isaac Leonard McLEAN

Regimental number387
Place of birthWallaroo South Australia
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressBagot Street, Wallaroo, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinFather, Mr J McLean, Bagot Street, Wallaroo, South Australia
Enlistment date27 January 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name27th Battalion, B Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/44/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 31 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll27th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'Conspicuous gallantry in action, also great skill and daring in scout duty.'
Recommendation date: 16 August 1916

FateReturned to Australia 12 March 1918
Medals

Military Medal

'Played a mouth-organ during advance over No Man's Land. Attacked party of 1 Officer and 8 men with bombs, killed the Officer, wounded and took the remainder as prisoners. Later he performed Scout duty with great skill and daring.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 184
Date: 14 December 1916

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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