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Charles Harold McClelland

Portrait of Captain Charles Harold McClelland. Image sourced from Imperial War Museums' 'Bond of Sacrifice' collection. ©IWM HU 117351
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  • Title
  • Forenames
    Charles Harold AWMM
  • Surname
    McClelland AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    12/13 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    16 August 1894 AWMM AWMM
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 5 August 1914 AWMM Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    J.F.C. McClelland (father), North Sydney, Australia AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    Companion of the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) AWMM
    DSO Citation: "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. When his battalion commander became a casualty, he assumed command and handled his men with remarkable coolness and skill. At the commencement of an attack he was shot in the arm and leg, but refusing to leave his command even to have his wounds dressed, until the battalion was relieved three days later. This example of unfailing courage and endurance inspired all under his command during a very trying time." (London Gazette, 2 December 1918) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Enlistment
    WW1 5 August 1914 AWMM
    Age 19 AWMM
    Regular soldier/Civilian AWMM
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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Died of Disease, Cause of Death AWMM
    Died from disease AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Was one of the first New Zealand students at Duntroon. Left New Zealand with main body as Lieutenant in the Auckland Regiment his distinction was awarded 'on the field' for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty.

    Promoted to Major on 13 June 1917. ppointed Adjutant for II ANZAC Corps School and 3 (Reserve) Battalion, Auckland Regiment

    After the war, McClelland moved to the United Kingdom. AWMM


About death

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  • Death
    15 February 1947 AWMM
    Age 52 AWMM
    LondonEngland AWMM
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  • Cemetery
    South Bank Road Cemetery, Northchurch, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom AWMM
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  • External links
  • Documents
    • New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force. (1914-1919). Nominal Rolls of New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Volume I. Wellington, N.Z.: Govt. Printer. AWMM
      Vol1: 436 AWMM
    • Haigh, J., Polaschek, A. (Eds.). (1993). New Zealand and the Distinguished Service Order. Christchurch, N.Z.: Authors. AWMM
    • Beattie, P.J. & Pomeroy, M. (2013-2015). Onward : portraits of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force (vols 1-3). Auckland, New Zealand: Fair Dinkum Publications AWMM
      Vol. 2: Includes portrait AWMM