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Macleod, John (?–1924)

In a letter to the secretary of the B.G.S. Old Boys' Association (Mr. J. G. Nowlan), Major T. Macleod, O.B.E., now of Barena station, near Longreach, gives particulars of the death of his brother, Captain John Macleod, M.R.C.V.S., Lond.

The late Captain Macleod, who was an old boy of the Brisbane Grammar School, served in the Boer War, in which he won the King's and Queen's medals, with five clasps, and also in the Great War. After his return from active service he suffered much from chest trouble, owing to which he was compelled to give up the practice of his profession in New Zealand, and come to the Stanthorpe district. He had been there only a week, however, when he was taken suddenly ill last Saturday night, and died at midnight. The funeral took place at Longreach last Monday, the conference of pastoralists then in session at that place adjourning for a time to allow members to pay their last respects to the deceased.

The coffin was draped with the Union Jack, and the pall-bearers were Messrs. McIntyre, J. B. Shannon, Elliott, L. Boyd, and R. F. Davidson. A number of returned soldiers also attended the funeral. The deceased joined up in the Great War in 1914 as veterinary officer, and took a shipment of horses to Egypt. He returned to Brisbane, and left again with the 7th Infantry Brigade. While he was in Egypt his left foot was badly smashed, leaving him lame.

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'Macleod, John (?–1924)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 30 October 2020.

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