Duncan Dan MCLEOD

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MCLEOD, Duncan Dan

Service Number: 945
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Cawdor, Nairn Scotland, date not yet discovered
Home Town: Not yet discovered
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Engine driver
Died: Killed in action, La Chapelle d'Armentieres, France , 7 June 1916, age not yet discovered
Cemetery: Ration Farm Military Cemetery, la Chapelle-D'Armentieres
Plot I, Row H, Grave 12 Headstone Inscription "THE LORD GAVE AND THE LORD HATH TAKEN AWAY BLESSED BE HIS NAME"
Memorials: Fremantle Fallen Sailors & Soldiers Memorial
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World War 1 Service

29 Jun 1915: Involvement Private, SN 945, 28th Infantry Battalion
29 Jun 1915: Embarked Private, SN 945, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ascanius, Fremantle
7 Jun 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 945, 28th Infantry Battalion, Killed in action

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Biography contributed by Daryl Jones

Son of James and Janet McLEOD, of Balculcaich, Cawdor, Nairn, Scotland.

Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

28th Bn., C Company,  Australian Infantry, A.I.F.

He was 42 and he is remembered on the Cawdor cairn war memorial along with two other Australian soldiers of the Great War-Richard Russell and John MacPherson.

 

Address c/o J Fraser, Swan Street, North Hawthorn, Western Australia

Enlistment date 6 May 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 3 May 1915
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/45/1.

Age at embarkation 40

Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 29 June 1915
 
Two ships sailed from Fremantle carrying men from the 28th Battalion Headquarters, and Companies A, B, C and D. From embarkation records it is not possible to distinguish exactly which ship each man sailed on. They are: 30 officers and 982 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A11, 'Ascanius', on 29 June 1915 and 12 others embarked at Fremantle, Western Australia, on HMAT A36, 'Thirty-Six, on 12 July 1916.

 

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