George Kenneth MCLEOD

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MCLEOD, George Kenneth

Service Number: 5414
Enlisted: 1 February 1916, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Clare, 2 October 1874
Home Town: Yacka, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in action, Belgium, 28 September 1916, aged 41 years
Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm)
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Yacka Public School Roll of Honour, Yacka WWI Honour Board, Yacka War Memorial
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World War 1 Service

1 Feb 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Adelaide, South Australia
11 Apr 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 5414, 10th Infantry Battalion
11 Apr 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 5414, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Aeneas, Adelaide

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Biography

"LATE PTE. G. K. McLEOD.

YACKA, October 21.— Deep regret was expressed locally on Thursday, when the news was received by Mrs. McLeod, of Yacka, that her eldest son, Pte. G. K. McLeod, was killed in action in France on September 28. Pte. McLeod was one of three brothers, all of whom enlisted from Yacka. The greater part of his life was spent in the district. About two years ago he went to New South Wales, where he was engaged in share farming. After last harvest he sold his plant and came home to enlist with a younger brother. He was 42 years of age. Of 33 who have enlisted from Yacka, Pte. McLeod was the first to make the supreme sacrifice." - from the Adelaide Register 23 Oct 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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