(Service number 29181)
|First Rank||Private||Last Rank|
|Date||1 May 1889||Place of Birth||Christchurch|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Next of Kin||M. McLEOD (Father), Methven, Canterbury|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||19th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company|
|Date||15 November 1916|
|Transport||Tahiti or Maunganui|
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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||29 July 1957||Age||68 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
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|New Zealand Memorials|
Donald McLeod was the second son of Murdo (Murdoch) and Abigail (Euphemia? née Gillanders) McLeod, both of whom hailed from Ross-shire, Scotland. Donald was born at Christchurch on 1 May 1889, his brother’s first birthday. His father managed Double Hill Station at Methven for many years before purchasing a farm at Gapes Valley, near Geraldine. It was at Gapes Valley that Donald received his early education, transferring to Geraldine in September 1897, when his father sold up at Gapes Valley.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [24 September 2002]; NZ BDM Indexes [many years ago]; School Admission record (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [many years ago]; Methven Cemetery headstone transcription (South Canterbury Branch NZSG) [many years ago], Methven Cemetery burial record (Ashburton District Council) [28 September 2020]; NZ Electoral Rolls [many years ago]; Temuka Leader, 20 February 1896, 13 April 1897, Ashburton Guardian, 15 April 1916, 10 June 1916, 27 September 1935, Evening Post, 31 August 1917, 17 January 1918, New Zealand Times, 27 February 1918, 29 April 1919, Dominion, 28 May 1918, Press, 26 September 1935 (Papers Past) [26 & 28 September 2020]
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