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Edgar Robert McLEOD

Regimental number1741
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
Address24 Powlett Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18
Next of kinMargaret McLeod, 24 Powlett Street, Yarraville, Victoria
Enlistment date12 April 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll24th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Medal


'For conspicuous gallantry as a Lewis Gunner during the capture of the enemy trenches near Bullecourt in maintaining his gun in action at a block on the right flank after the rest of the crew had become casualties.'
Recommendation date: 12 May 1917

FateReturned to Australia 25 January 1919
Medals

Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry as a Lewis Gunner during the capture of the enemy trenches near BULLECOURT on 3rd May 1917 in maintaining his gun in action at a block on the right flank after the rest of the crew had become casualties. His action was of great importance at a critical period.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

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