MacLEOD, Donald
(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

Enlistment Information

Date 18 October 1915 Age
Address at Enlistment C/o Mrs McAuley, Albury
Occupation Labourer
Previous Military Experience Imperial Yeomanry - 2 years - emigrated
Marital Status Single
Next of Kin Mrs MacLEOD (mother), Galder, Glenelg, Inverness-shire, Scotland
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 9th Reinforcements, Canterbury Mounted Rifles, C Squadron
Date 8 January 1916
Transport Maunganui
Embarked From Destination Suez, Egypt
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With Canterbury Regiment

Military Awards

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Award Circumstances and Date

No information

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Where Captured and by Whom
Actions Prior to Capture
PoW Serial Number
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Days Interned
Liberation Date


Date 26 June 1919 Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations


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

Biographical Notes

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 ( [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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