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Colin Donald McLeod

Names, WW1, Waipu War Memorial (photo G.A. Fortune, 1999) - Image has All Rights Reserved

Names, WW1, Waipu War Memorial (photo G.A. Fortune, 1999) - Image has All Rights Reserved


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Colin Donald AWMM
  • Surname
    McLeod AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/930 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Pre 15 December 1914 AWMM North River, Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Mrs Bella McLeod (mother), North River, Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 17 April 1915 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • 1914-1916 Egypt AWMM
    • 1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
    • Sinai & Palestine AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/930 AWMM
  • Military service
    Marsden Mounted Rifles AWMM
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 15 December 1914 AWMM
    Age 29 AWMM
    Bushman/Civilian AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
    • WW1 POW - Angora, Anatolia, Turkey AWMM
      3 August 1916 AWMM
      Missing on Gallipoli AWMM
    • POW - Kar Hissar, Turkey AWMM
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Height, Unknown Period AWMM
      5 foot 10 inches AWMM
    • Weight, Unknown Period AWMM
      11 stone 10 pounds AWMM
    • Eye colour, Unknown Period AWMM
      Blue AWMM
    • Dental, Unknown Period AWMM
      artificial AWMM
    • Killed or died while a Prisoner of War, Cause of Death AWMM
      Died whilst a Prisoner of War of recurring fever AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 10" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      164 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Colin McLeod was the son of Isabella (Bella) and William McLeod, of Centre, Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand

      Posted to 11th (North Auckland) Squadron, Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment, in the field, Dardanelles, 28 August 1915. Returned from Dardanelles and disembarked, Alexandria, Egypt, 27 December 1915.
      Marched out from Zeitoun Camp for Canal Zone, 23 January 1916.
      Reported missing from Bir Abu Raml outpost, Canal Zone, believed to be prisoner of war, 3 August 1916. Finding of court of enquiry to be a 'Prisoner of war in the hands of the Turks', Alexandria, Egypt, 26 September 1916. Officially reported to be a prisoner of war, Afion Karahisar POW Camp, Turkey, by New Zealand Records Office, London, 30 October 1916. Reported to have been transferred to Angora (Ankara) POW Camp, Turkey, 10 October 1916, British Foreign Office, London, 7 December 1916. Reported to have died of disease (recurring fever), 4 January 1917, New Zealand Records Office, London, 17 May 1917.
      'Lt Alsopp was sent out to Abu Raml on 3 August in command of a patrol of which Trooper McCleod was a member. It was arranged that in the event of anything going wrong he was to fall back on Hod-el-Enna where there were Light Horse outposts. Telephone communication was maintained with the patrol until about 2200 that night. Firing began about 2300 and went on all night. Another patrol was sent out but could not get in touch with Lt Alsopp. The patrol did not return. On 5 August the ground was searched. Traces of the enemy columns could be seen. At Oghratina on 8 August a board was found on which was written 'Lieut Allsop AMR a gentleman, now a P of W has eaten in our battery'.'
      'Finding: Prisoner of war in the hands of the Turks'
      Report of court of enquiry, Hod-Amara, 31 August 1916.

      Parents: Isabella and the late William McLeod, Centre, Waipu, North Auckland AWMM
    • His brother Neil Kenneth McLEOD (13/520) also enlisted with NZEF and died in Gallipoli. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 1 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
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About death

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  • Death
    4 January 1917 AWMM
    Age 31 AWMM
    NagoraTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Waziriah Area of the Al-Russafa district, Baghdad, Iraq AWMM Angora Memorial 112 AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    McLEOD, Trooper Colin D. reported missing on 3rd August, was born in Waipu 31 years ago and is the fifth son of Mrs B McLeod of that district. Prior to enlisting in the fourth reinforcements he had been engaged in the timber industry in various parts of North Auckland. He was interested in military matters for a number of years and being an experienced horseman, was a member of the Marsden Mounted Rifles under the voluntary system. He was four months at Gallipoli prior to the evacuation in December last. His youngest brother Neil was killed in action in June last year. (Auckland Weekly News, 14 Sep 1916) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 1 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
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  • Memorial reference



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  • Memorial name
    • Waipu War Memorial, Northland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 1 Hall of Memories AWMM
    • Whangarei & Districts Memorial, located in the Laurie Hall Park Public - Sandra - Researcher - 1 December 2018 - Memorial search

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