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Roderick Rollo McLENNAN

Regimental number724
Place of birthTerowie South Australia
ReligionMethodist
OccupationClerk
AddressMyrtle Street, Prospect, South Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Next of kinFather, Kenneth McLennan, Myrtle Street, Prospect, South Australia
Enlistment date22 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name43rd Battalion, D Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/60/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A19 Afric on 9 June 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Division Headquarters
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).
Recommendation date: "30 September 1918

Meritorious Service Medal


Recommendation date: 7 February 1919"

FateReturned to Australia 13 July 1919
Medals

Meritorious Service Medal

'For devotion to duty and conspicuous good service during period 16th September to 11th November 1918. This Non Commissioned Officer has been employed in the Administrative Branch of this Division as stenographer, since July, 1916 and has at all times carried out his duties in a praiseworthy manner. His cheerful disposition and untiring energy have materially assisted in coping with the extensive clerical duties required by operations in which this Division has been engaged, particularly during the Somme Offensive, 1918.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Meritorious Service Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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