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Lancelot James Barton McLEAY

Regimental number4128
Place of birthPort Clinton South Australia
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationClerk
Address42 Cremorne Street, New Parkside, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinMother, Mrs M McLeay, 42 Cremorne Street, New Parkside, South Australia
Enlistment date12 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameField Ambulance 4, Reinforcement 7
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/47/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
FateReturned to Australia 23 March 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'He showed exceeding great gallantry, on 11th April 1917 at R.A.P. C.9.d. working to C. 14.d. in carrying many casualties to a place of safety. On one occasion there was concentrated enemy artillery fire on a "Tank" which passed close to the bearer relay station - Lance Corporal McLEAY under this fire and when the remainder of his squad were killed or wounded immediately carried off one of them on his back and continued to show a great example of courage and devotion to duty for many hours afterwards.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

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

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