William Hughie MCCLELLAND

MCCLELLAND, William Hughie

Service Number: 2712
Enlisted: 23 July 1915, Bendigo, Vic.
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 24th Infantry Battalion
Born: Eaglehawk, Victoria, Australia, 1896
Home Town: Eaglehawk, Greater Bendigo, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Iron Moulder
Died: Heart Failure, Heliopolis, Egypt, 15 January 1916
Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery
Row D, Grave No. 260, Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Bendigo Great War Roll of Honor, Eaglehawk Mechanics Institute Roll of Honour, Eaglehawk Uniting Church Honour Board and Memorial Windows
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World War 1 Service

23 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 2712, 24th Infantry Battalion, Bendigo, Vic.
27 Oct 1915: Involvement Private, 2712, 24th Infantry Battalion
27 Oct 1915: Embarked Private, 2712, 24th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Melbourne

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

An 18 year old iron moulder prior to enlisting on 23 July 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 6th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 27 October 1915 aboard HMAT Ulysses (A38).

After arriving in Egypt, he was admitted to hospital in Cairo on 11 January 1916 with a back injury.

Pte McClelland died of heart failure at the 1st Australian General Hospital, Heliopolis on 15 January 1916 and is buried in the Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt.

Source: AWM