(Service number 7/2097)
|Aliases||McLEOD on Cenotaph Database. Death registered as Donald Matheson MacLEOD.|
|First Rank||Trooper||Last Rank||Private|
|Date||17 February 1891||Place of Birth||Glenelg, Inverness-shire, Scotland|
|Date||18 October 1915||Age|
|Address at Enlistment||C/o Mrs McAuley, Albury|
|Previous Military Experience||Imperial Yeomanry - 2 years - emigrated|
|Next of Kin||Mrs MacLEOD (mother), Galder, Glenelg, Inverness-shire, Scotland|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||9th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron|
|Date||8 January 1916|
|Embarked From||Destination||Suez, Egypt|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With||Canterbury Regiment|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||26 June 1919||Reason|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||18 October 1952||Age||63 years|
|Place of Death||Levin|
|Memorial or Cemetery||Tiro Tiro Road Cemetery, Levin|
|Memorial Reference||Block RSA, Row 3, Plot 14|
|New Zealand Memorials|
Donald Macleod was born on 17 February 1891 at Glenelg, Inverness-shire, Scotland (as recorded in his personnel file). He had served two years with the Imperial Yeomanry before emigrating. He was part of South Canterbury’s quota for the Ninth Reinforcements which left South Canterbury for Trentham on 18 October 1915. Donald was a farm labourer at Albury when he enlisted. He nominated his mother as next-of-kin – Mrs McLeod, Glenelg, Inverness-shire, Scotland.
Donald (Donald Matheson Macleod) may well have been the son of John and Mary (née Matheson) McLeod, born about 1887 at Glenelg, and living at home with his parents at Glenelg in 1891 and with his mother and siblings in 1901. He married Flora Grace French in 1920; he and Flora had two daughters and one son. Flora died in 1945 at Waitati where they lived. His older brother, Angus Macleod, served with the British forces in World War I. Donald died in 1952, his age recorded as 63 years, suggesting a birth year of 1888/1889.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [23 September 2020]; 1891 & 1901 Scotland census returns (ancestry.com.au) [23 September 2020]; Tiro Tiro Cemetery, Levin, headstone transcription [23 September 2020]; Timaru Herald, 18 October 1915 (Papers Past) [September 2020]
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