Robert (Bob) MCLEOD

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MCLEOD, Robert

Service Numbers: 121, 2537
Enlisted: 1 January 1901, Brisbane, Queensland
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 49th Infantry Battalion
Born: Allora, Queensland, Australia, 18 September 1880
Home Town: Allora, Southern Downs, Queensland
Schooling: Hampden State Primary School, Kuttabul, Queensland
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Died of Illness (Lobar Pneumonia), 3rd Scottish General Hospital, Stobhill, Glasgow, Scotland, 14 January 1917, aged 36 years
Cemetery: Glasgow Western Necropolis
Row N, Grave No. 2
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Mackay Old Town Hall Honour Roll
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Boer War Service

1 Jan 1901: Enlisted Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 121, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, Brisbane, Queensland
1 Apr 1901: Involvement Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 121, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen
4 Apr 1901: Embarked Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 121, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, s.s. Victoria, Pinkenba (Brisbane)
23 Jun 1902: Discharged Australian and Colonial Military Forces (Boer War / Boxer Rebellion), Private, SN 121, 6th Queensland Imperial Bushmen, Disbandment of the Regiment

World War 1 Service

27 May 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2537, Mackay, Queensland
19 Sep 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2537, 49th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
19 Sep 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2537, 49th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Seang Choon, Brisbane
14 Jan 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, SN 2537, 49th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Paul Trevor

'PERSONAL NOTES.

News has been received that Private "Bob" McLeod, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alex. McLeod of this district, died of pneumonia on January 15. His parents are old residents of the Darling Downs. Another son is in the firing line in France.' from The Brisbane Courier 24 Jan 1917 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Evan Evans

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK

Died on this date - 14th January........Private Robert McLeod was born at Allora, Queensland in 1880. He served in the South African Boer War with 575 days Active Service.
Robert McLeod enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 27th May, 1916 as a 35 year old, single. Labourer from Mackay, Queensland. He was posted to “A” Company, 13th Training Battalion, Codford Camp, Wiltshire, England in December, 1916.

Private Robert McLeod died on the morning of 14th January, 1917 at 3rd Scottish General Hospital, Stobhill, Glasgow, Scotland from Lobar Pneumonia. He had been on 5 days leave but fell ill in Glasgow. He was buried in Western Necropolis Cemetery, Glasgow, Scotland where 10 other WW1 Australian Soldiers are buried.
Photo of Robert McLeod from Boer War.

https://ww1austburialsuk.weebly.com/-western-necropolis.html

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