MCLEOD, Donald

Service Number: 2440
Enlisted: 1 March 1915, Chinchilla, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 4th Pioneer Battalion
Born: Lochinver, Scotland, 1885
Home Town: Chinchilla, Western Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died (war service related), Brisbane, Queensland, 26 June 1917
Cemetery: Toowong (Brisbane General) Cemetery
Portion 10, Sect. 42, Allot. 22
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2440, Chinchilla, Queensland
20 Aug 1915: Involvement Private, SN 2440, 15th Infantry Battalion
20 Aug 1915: Embarked Private, SN 2440, 15th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Shropshire, Sydney
16 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 4th Pioneer Battalion
2 Aug 1916: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 2440, 4th Pioneer Battalion, Pozières, GSW (left wrist)
2 Jun 1917: Discharged AIF WW1, Private, SN 2440, 4th Pioneer Battalion, Discharged in Australia as temporarily unfit for general service due to wound
26 Jun 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2440, 4th Pioneer Battalion

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor


The remains of the late Pte. Donald McLeod, of the 15th Battalion, were laid to rest in the Toowong cemetery yesterday with military honours, No. 1 Military District Band being present. Chaplain Waters of Toowong, conducted the service at the graveside in the unavoidable absence of Chaplain Col. Merrington. A firing party under the command of Lieut. Hard was in attendance, and the "last post" was sounded at the graveside. The Returned Sailors' and Soldiers' Imperial League of Australia was represented by Messrs. H. J. Robilliard (the Queensland State branch secretary) and J. Harvey (secretary of the Toowoomba sub-branch). A handsome wreath forwarded by the league was placed on the coffin.' from The Brisbane Courier 29 Jun 1917 (