Malcolm Donald MCLEOD

MCLEOD, Malcolm Donald

Service Number: 3390
Enlisted: 21 August 1915
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 52nd Infantry Battalion
Born: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, January 1889
Home Town: Subiaco, Nedlands, Western Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Wireman, Electric tramways
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 3 September 1916
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

21 Aug 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 3390, 12th Infantry Battalion
1 Nov 1915: Involvement Private, 3390, 12th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '10' embarkation_place: Fremantle embarkation_ship: HMAT Benalla embarkation_ship_number: A24 public_note: ''
1 Nov 1915: Embarked Private, 3390, 12th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Fremantle
3 Mar 1916: Transferred AIF WW1, Private, 52nd Infantry Battalion
3 Sep 1916: Involvement Lance Corporal, 3390, 52nd Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières , --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 3390 awm_unit: 52nd Australian Infantry Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1916-09-03
18 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 52nd Infantry Battalion


Son of William and Jessie (nee Biggin) McLeod. Born 23 December 1888. Brother of Alexander and Aeneas (Angus). Living in Little River near Geelong at time of registration of birth.
KIA when piece of artillery shell shattered lower left leg. Died before reaching first aid station.

Cpl Malcolm Donald McLeod

From Philippe Clerbout

Malcolm Donald McLeod enlisted 2 August 1915 aged 26 with the 12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement. He was killed in action in France on the 3rd or 4th September 1916 and has no known grave. His name appears on the Subiaco Fallen Soldiers Memorial.

Other photos of LCpl McLeod in folio from State Library of WA.
11th Reinforcements - 12th Battalion, winners of platoon drill (8-hours Day Sports), 1915. The images in this collection portray Malcolm McLeod (Oct 31,1915) as a young recruit in a single portrait, in a group with 12th Battalion, and his name on the memorial at the unveiling of the Subiaco War Memorial (25 Nov. 1923). Other images include J. McLeod, publican of Wattle Tree Hotel; A. MacLeod, dairy produce merchant in horse and cart; a group of Aborigines receiving rations at Ooldea in 1919; and a camel train at Ooldea, 1919.

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