James Archibald MCLAY MM

Birthplace
Toowoomba
Resided
Hodgsons Vale
Occupation
Farmer
Enlisted
30-July-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
28
Status
Single
Service No
3382
Rank
Private
Unit
15th Battalion, 11th Reinforcements
Embarked
02-October-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Western Front
Highest rank
Corporal
Honours and Awards
Military Medal
Fate
Returned to Australia
September 1917
Notes

Brother of 376 Private John Colquhoun McLay.

 

Military Medal citation: "Recommended for meritorious behaviour at Pozieres. On the night of 8th August 1916 when, after succeeding in capturing the enemy's position, he showed great courage and coolness in removing wounded to places of safety, all the time being under heavy artillery and machine gun fire and even when he was wounded continued this work. When returning he assisted a wounded comrade across a fire swept zone though painfully wounded himself." (Awarded 29 November 1916)