McLEOD, Donald
(Service number 29181)

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Date 1 May 1889 Place of Birth Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Farmer
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin M. McLEOD (Father), Methven, Canterbury
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 19th Reinforcements, Canterbury Infantry Battalion, C Company
Date 15 November 1916
Transport Tahiti or Maunganui
Embarked From Destination
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

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Date 29 July 1957 Age 68 years
Place of Death Christchurch
Memorial or Cemetery
Memorial Reference
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

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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