Charles Harold McCLELLAND

Regimental number12/13
Marital statusSingle
Next of kinFather, J F C McClelland, North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Rank on embarkationLieutenant
Enlistment statusVolunteer
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, Main Body, Auckland Infantry Battalion
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 16 October 1914
The Auckland Infantry Battalion in the Main Body left New Zealand on board two ships, HMNZT 8 ('Star of India') and HMNZT 12 ('Waimana'). It is not possible from the Nominal Roll to determine on which ship an individual embarked.
Final rankMajor
Final unit2nd Battalion, Auckland Infantry Regiment

Mentioned in Despatches

'Sir D Haig's despatch dated 8th November, 1918, submitting names deserving of special mention.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 31 December 1918

Distinguished Service Order

'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 refused to leave his command, even to have his wounds dressed, until the battalion was relieved three days later. His example of unfailing courage and endurance inspired all under his command during a very trying time.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 2 December 1918

Miscellaneous detailsNominal Roll Vol. 1: Auckland Infantry Batln/Main Body

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