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Neil Kenneth McLeod

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions

Portrait, Auckland Weekly News 1915 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Neil Kenneth AWMM
  • Surname
    McLeod AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 13/520 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi
  • Hapū
  • Waka
  • Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    30 May 1894 Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra WaipuNorthland Peter Dennis, UNSW Canberra
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    WW1 Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
    Farmer Public - Sandra - Researcher - 20 June 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    WW1 Mrs McLeod, Waipu, North Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single/WWI AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
    1915-1916 Gallipoli AWMM
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 13/520 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
    Farmer Public - Sandra - Researcher - 20 June 2018 - Military Personnel File
  • Age on enlistment
    20 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 20 June 2018 - Military Personnel File


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    • Killed in Action, Cause of Death AWMM
      Severly wounded in head…lay semi concious for 12 hours in sun..rescued and operated on Gallipoli but DOW AWMM
    • Height, WWI AWMM
      5' 9" AWMM
    • Weight, WWI AWMM
      138 lb AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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    • Son of William and Isabella McLeod, of Centre Waipu, Auckland, New Zealand.

      Killed in action while on lookout duty on Walker's Ridge. When Trooper McLeod was killed , his friends Murdoch Finlayson and Sandy Donaldson from his regiment, went down to the beach and collected white stones to cover his grave. ( Quoted from Murdoch's diary and also 'Bloody Gallipoli - The New Zealanders Story" by Richard Stowers p.334 )

      Embarked on board HMNZT No 8 'Star of India' and departed Wellington, 12 October 1914. Disembarked Egypt, 4 December 1914.
      Killed in action, shot by enemy whilst engaged in lookout work in trenches on Walkers Ridge, 1:00pm, 12 June 1915.
      Place of burial reported to be 'Walkers Ridge, 50 yards northeast of Captain Alfred Bluck's grave and beside the grave of 13/678 Trooper William A. Corleison', report signed by Captain Ferdinand Wood, adjutant, Auckland Mounted Rifles Regiment,13 June 1915.

      Parents: William and Isabella McLeod, Centre, Waipu, Auckland AWMM
    • His brother Colin Donald McLeod (13/930) also enlisted with the NZEF and died of disease while a POW. Public - Sandra - Researcher - 1 December 2018 - Waipu Museum
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About death

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  • Death
    12 June 1915 AWMM
    Age 21 AWMM
    GallipoliTurkey AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
    Walker's Ridge Cemetery, Anzac, Turkey AWMM I. B. 9. AWMM
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
    Trooper Neil Kenneth McLEOD, reported killed in action on June 12, was 21 years of age and the youngest son of Mrs W McLeod of Waipu. He was one of the first to enlist in the Waipu district and was attached to the 11th, North Auckland Mounted Rifles, Main Body. A brother, Colin D McLeod, left with the fourth reinforcements. Embarkation date 16 Oct 1914 from Wellington. (NZ Herald, 17 July 1915) Public - Sandra - Researcher - 20 June 2018 - Papers Past Online
  • Memorial name
  • 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
    • Waipu Presbyterian Church, Northland, New Zealand Public - Sandra - Researcher - 20 June 2018 - Waipu Museum
    • Whangarei & Districts Memorial, Laurie Hall Park, Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand Public - Sandra - Researcher - 20 June 2018 - Memorial search
    • Waipu Caledonian Roll of Honour WW1 Public - Sandra - Researcher - 20 June 2018 - Waipu Museum
    • North River School WW1 Roll of Honour Public - Sandra - Researcher - 20 June 2018 - Waipu Museum

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01 December 2018SandraWaipuResearcher

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