Leslie Stuart MCDONAGH

MCDONAGH, Leslie Stuart

Service Number: 631
Enlisted: 17 September 1914, Enoggera, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 2nd Light Horse Regiment
Born: Gunnedah, New South Wales, 1 March 1891
Home Town: Gunnedah, Gunnedah, New South Wales
Schooling: Gunnedah Public School
Occupation: Tailor
Died: Natural causes, Gunnedah, New South Wales, 9 April 1967, aged 76 years
Cemetery: Gunnedah Cemetery, NSW
Row: N, Anglican, Plot D
Memorials: Gunnedah Public School WW1 Honour Roll, Northbridge (Shore) Sydney Church of England Grammar School Memorial Cricket Ground Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

17 Sep 1914: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 631, Enoggera, Queensland
20 Dec 1914: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, 631, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
20 Dec 1914: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 631, 2nd Light Horse Regiment, HMAT Boorara, Sydney
9 Jun 1919: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, 631, 2nd Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Michael Silver

Leslie Stuart McDonagh was a tailor who wasted no time signing up as a 23 year old in September 1914. A member of the McDonagh family of Gunnedah, the owners of one of the largest and best known department stores in north west New South Wales, he was posted to the 2nd Light Horse Regiment and left Australia in December 1914.

He served in Eygypt and Palestine until late in the war when he was given a medical discharge for flat feet, returning to Australia in January 1919. 

Leslie McDonagh died in Gunnedah in 1967, aged 76.