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Charles James McLEOD

Regimental number203
Place of birthDaylesford, Victoria
AddressDaylesford, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation40
Height5' 7.25"
Weight175 lbs
Next of kinHon D McLeod, Daylesford, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date8 February 1915
Place of enlistmentMelbourne, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name22nd Battalion, A Company
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/39/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll22nd Battalion
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularDeclined promotion three times. He preferred to remain in [the] ranks where he would see most fighting. (details from father)
FateKilled in Action 5 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records43
Place of burialCourcelette British Cemetery (Plot IV, Row G, Grave No. 3), France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Commemorated in Daylesford Cemetery, Victoria. Inscription reads: 'O happy he for whom in Victory's splendour/Death wreathes the blood-stained laurel round his brow.' Parents: the Hon. Donald McLeod, MLA, and Annie Mcleod, 244 Beaconsfield Parade, Middle Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 30 August 1915.

Disembarked Alexandria from Mudros, 7 January 1916 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 19 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 26 March 1916.

Killed in action, 5 August 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McLEOD Charles James
Red Cross File No 1950407Q

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