McLEOD, Angus Alexander
(Service number 52639)

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Date 1 May 1888 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Murdo McLEOD (father), Thorndale, Methven
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 28th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Regiment, B Company
Date 24 July 1917
Transport Waitemata
Embarked From Destination Plymouth, Devon, England
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Date 20 December 1947 Age 59 years
Place of Death Ashburton
Notices Ashburton Guardian, 22 December 1947
Memorial or Cemetery Methven Cemetery
Memorial Reference Plot 13
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Angus Alexander McLeod was the eldest son of Murdo (Murdoch) and Abigail (Euphemia? née Gillanders) McLeod, both of whom hailed from Ross-shire, Scotland. Angus was born on 1 May 1888 at Christchurch. His father managed Double Hill Station at Methven for many years before purchasing a farm at Gapes Valley, near Geraldine. It was at Gaeps Valley that Angus received his early education, transferring to Geraldine in September 1897, when his father sold up at Gapes Valley. Angus did well at Gapes Valley School, receiving a prize in the Preparatory Class in February 1896 and one for Standard I in April 1897. The 1897 annual traet and distribution of prizes was one of the enjoyable and successful ever held. It was mentioned that the schoolwork compared very favourably with that of much larger schools and great credit was due to the sole teacher.


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, 24 April 1909, 5 September 1914, 27 September 1935, 22 December 1947, 22 January 1948, Press, 8 May 1909, 8 February 1917, 21 February 1920, 26 September 1935, Lyttelton Times, 8 May 1909, 12 April 1917, Sun, 5 November 1914, 8 February 1917, Star, 15 December 1916, Timaru Herald, 10 April 1917, New Zealand Times, 16 April 1918, Evening Post, 16 April 1918, 1 June 1918, Otago Daily Times, 13 September 1933 (Papers Past) [26 & 28 September 2020]

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