Kenneth Cyril McCleland

Born 1890
Place Moscow, Russia
Ethnic origin British
Religion Church of England
Mother Ann McCleland (nee Shanks), born in Russia

Wife Cecil McCleland (nee MacDevitt), married 1922 in Port Moresby, Papua

Residence before arrival at Australia By 1901 lived in Tunbridge Wells, England, with widowed mother. Studied at Oxford, including 2 years in officers training corps.
Arrived at Australia from London
on 06.1913
per Osterley
disembarked at Melbourne
Residence before enlistment Tresco, Lake Boga, Victoria
Occupation 1915 Farmer, orchardist; 1922-1923 Patrol officer in Papua
Naturalisation Natural born British subject
Residence after the war 1920 Samarai & Buna Bay, Papua
Died 1923, Samarai, Papua

Service #1

Service number 10551
Enlisted 27.04.1915
Place of enlistment Melbourne
Unit 1st Australian General Hospital, 4th Light Horse Field Ambulance, 4th Australian MG Squadron
Rank Private, Lance Corporal
Place Egypt, Palestine 1915-1919
Awards 1918 DCM (LG 18/02/1918)
Final fate RTA 19.08.1919 (from England)
Discharged 22.01.1920


Digitised service records (NAA) (McCleland)

Digitised Embarkation roll entry (AWM) (McCleland)

Digitised recommendation for award 1 2 (AWM) (MacClelland)

Re-establishment case - L Corporal McCleland (NAA)

Portrait of Trooper K C McCleland DCM, 4thAustralian Light Horse Machine Gun Squadron. B01191 (AWM)

Blogs and forums

Russian Anzacs blog (Russian)

Russian Anzacs blog (English)

Mike Lucas, Three Russians in the A.I.F., The Orders and Medals Research Society, Autumn 1993, pp. 224-227 Forum

Newspaper articles

Papuan notes. - Cairns Post, 28 November 1923, page 3