Hugh Norman MCLEOD MM & BAR

Birthplace
Hay NSW
Resided
Toowoomba
Occupation
Hospital Attendant
Enlisted
29-March-1915
Place
Toowoomba
Age
25
Status
Single
Service No
2621
Rank
Private
Unit
4th Light Horse Brigade Field Ambulance
Embarked
16-June-1915
Place
Brisbane
Active Service
Egypt, Western Front
Highest rank
Lance Corporal
Honours and Awards
Military Medal & Bar
Fate
Returned to Australia
April 1919
Notes

Also named on Independent Order of Rechabites No 3 Roll of Honour.

 

Military Medal citation: "During the operations at Broodseinde Ridge east of Ypres 4th-9th October 1917, Lance Corporal McLeod showed remarkable bravery and devotion to duty, setting a splendid example to his squad under the most trying circumstances day and night, in the rain and mud, continually exposed to shell fire and machine gun barrages. On one occasion he volunteered to take his squad over a mile back from an advanced post for rations, though there was considerable risk of losing the path both ways as the track was bring heavily shelled. The getting of rations for the forward squads was of most valuable assistance to the successful carrying out of the bearing." (Awarded 3 November 1917; Bar awarded 17 June 1919)

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