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Horace Norman McLEOD

Regimental number2881
Place of birthLongford, Tasmania
SchoolConvent School, Deloraine, Tasmania
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationPlasterer
AddressBurnie, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation18.2
Height5' 8"
Weight140 lbs
Next of kinFather, Thomas McLeod, Burnie, Tasmania
Previous military serviceServed for 3 years in Senior Cadets, Area 91B.
Enlistment date10 August 1915
Place of enlistmentHobart, Tasmania
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name26th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/43/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 21 October 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll12th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 24 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records19
Place of burialBecourt Military Cemetery (Plot I, Row R, Grave No. 12), Becordel-Becourt, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
66
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Thomas and Mary Ann McLEOD, Longford, Tasmania
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Taken on strength, 12th Bn, Railhead, 1 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 29 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 5 April 1916.

Killed in action, 23 July 1916.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsFirst given name incorrectly entered on Embarkation Roll as Harold.
SourcesNAA: B2455, McLEOD Horace Norman

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