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Murdoch McLennan

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Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories Panel McLennan, D.A. - McMasters, J.H. (photo J Halpin 2010)
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Identity

  • Title
  • Forenames
    Murdoch AWMM
  • Surname
    McLennan AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
    Murdock AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 301326 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

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Service

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1914-1919 Western Front AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 301326 AWMM
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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Hospital Diseases , Wounds, WWI AWMM
      Gassed AWMM
    • Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
      Gassed; pulmonary tuberculosis AWMM
    • Other, WWI AWMM
      Nature of Injury: Phthisis Percent of disability: 100 Source: New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100% AWMM

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Biographical information

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  • Second son of Thomas and Annie Andrews (formerly McLennan), of "Burnside," Mount Albert, Auckland.

    Formerley of Waipu; and afterwards of Masterton.

    Invalided for 18 months before he died; admitted from Dunedin to Auckland Military Hospital in 1919

    Name spelled variously as Murdock and Murdoch on the Service record.

    Present address (as listed in New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%): Auckland Military Hospital AWMM
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Death

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  • Death
    12 May 1920 AWMM
    Age 37 AWMM
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    Waikaraka Cemetery, 1 Alfred Street, Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM Area 2, Block W, Grave 96. AWMM
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  • Obituary
    • Northern Advocate , 13 May 1920, Page 2
      The death is announced of Mr Murdoch McLennan, second son of the late Mr Thomas McLennan, formerly of Waipu and afterwards of Masterton, at the Auckland Hospital Annexe, yesterday morning.- The deceased soldier went to the front from America and was in the first American tank that went into action. He was gassed and never recovered, and had been confined to his bed for eighteen months prior to his death. He was a nephew of Mr Angus McLennan, of Waipu.[ AWMM
    • STAFF-SERGEANT M. McLENNAN – The death occurred at the Auckland Military Hospital yesterday morning of Staff-Sergeant M. McLennan, son of Mrs E Andrews, of Mount Albert. Staff-Sergeant McLennan, who was 37 years of age, was fighting in Mexico when war broke out, and was decorated for his services. He later enlisted in the American forces, and subsequently joined the British Tank Corps. He was a member of the crew of a tank that carried the first American flag across the German lines. On March 22, 1918, the day after the great German drive commenced the tank, with the American flag attached to it crossed ‘No Man’s Land’ and attacked the German Trenches. Despite heavy fire the tank returned safely to the British lines, the only damage sustained being the flag, which contained 11 bullet holes. Staff-Sergeant McLennan subsequently returned the flag to Ukiah, California, where it was presented to him when he enlisted and it is prized to-day as a valuable war souvenir. In 1918, Staff-Sergeant McLennan was invalided to NZ, and has been an inmate of the Military Hospital since then. The funeral will take place at the Waikaraka Cemetery this afternoon. (Auckland Star, 13 May 1920) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 14 December 2018 - Papers Past Online
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Sources

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    • Northern Advocate AWMM
      13 May 1920, Page 2 AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM
    • New Zealand. Army (1920). List of the names of all ex-members of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, suffering permanent disability from 20% to 100%, compiled from returns supplied by the Commissioner of Pensions, in respect to: a) Permanent War Pensions, and from returns supplied by the Director-General of Medical Services, regarding: b) Discharged and undischarged hospital patients, assessed as suffering permanent disability, but not yet in receipt of a pension at date (28-4-20). New Zealand. Director-General of Medical Services. NZ Times Co. (Printer). AWMM

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