Leo Aloysius MCCARTIN MC


MCCARTIN, Leo Aloysius

Service Number: 517
Enlisted: 15 March 1915, Was a Colour Sergeant in local cadets and .....
Last Rank: Lieutenant
Last Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Geelong, Victoria. Australia, October 1894
Home Town: Geelong, Greater Geelong, Victoria
Schooling: St Marys Private School, Geelong, Victoria
Occupation: Draper
Died: Kllied in Action - sniper, Derleville - 6km from Bray, France, 18 August 1918
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France
Memorials: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France), Waurn Ponds Shire of South Barwon Honor Roll
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World War 1 Service

15 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 517, 22nd Infantry Battalion, Was a Colour Sergeant in local cadets and .....
10 May 1915: Involvement Private, SN 517, 22nd Infantry Battalion
10 May 1915: Embarked Private, SN 517, 22nd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne
11 Jun 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 22nd Infantry Battalion
14 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Second Lieutenant, 22nd Infantry Battalion
22 Nov 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lieutenant, 22nd Infantry Battalion
18 Aug 1918: Involvement Lieutenant, 22nd Infantry Battalion
27 Nov 1918: Honoured Military Cross, At Lavievaile on 9/4/1918, for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in charge of the battalion signals. Owing to an intense hostile bombardment all telephone wires to the firing line were cut. Without hesitation he collected a party of runners, and led them over the open to a point where he endeavoured to establish a lamp station. Failing in this owing to fog, he pushed on across the shell swept zone, and remained there repairing wire, regardless of personal danger, thereby enabling his commanding officer to keep in touch with the most advanced outposts

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