Albert (Algy) MCLEOD


MCLEOD, Albert

Service Number: 366
Enlisted: 18 September 1914
Last Rank: Captain
Last Unit: 16th Infantry Battalion
Born: Katanning, Western Australia, Australia, 14 January 1891
Home Town: Katanning, Western Australia
Schooling: Christian Brothers Perth, Western Australia
Occupation: Pearler
Died: Accidental discharge of firearm, Scotland, United Kingdom, 5 December 1916, aged 25 years
Cemetery: Corsock United Free Churchyard, Parton
South-West of Church. Wargrave with Private Memorial. Inscription Captain Albert McLeod Enlisted 18 Sep 1914 Died Dec 5 1916 Erected by his Brother Officers 16th Batt, Australian Imperial Force.
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World War 1 Service

18 Sep 1914: Enlisted Australian Army (Post WW2)
22 Dec 1914: Involvement Private, SN 366, 16th Infantry Battalion
22 Dec 1914: Embarked Private, SN 366, 16th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Melbourne
5 Dec 1916: Involvement Captain, 16th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 25 and the son of George McLeod [1865-27.03.1929] and Sarah Louisa McLeod, [nee Fleay] 1871-22.07.1898 of Katanning, Western Australia; husband of F. B. McLeod.

Just a few weeks after being wounded in battle in France, Albert was a guest of Mr and Mrs J R Gregg of Lancashire at Glaisters in Kirkcudbrightshire where Mr Gregg was the shooting tenant. They were out shooting on the moors when Mrs Gregg handed a loaded gun to Albert who caught the trigger with his hand. The charge struck him in the head behind the right ear and he fell dead instantly. Albert had been married for only a year and his widow lived in Australia.