MACNEE Henry Maclachlan (Harry)

Photo courtesy Phil Sullivan
Date of Enlistment 27/10/1914
Occupation Pearler
Age on Enlistment 27
Rank Squad Sergt. Major
Unit 10th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron
Fate RTA
Date of Fate Event 13/08/1919
Returned to Broome post WWI Yes
Other Information ‘For conspicuous gallantry on the 29th and 30th August, 1915, at Kaiajik Aghala (Hill 60) (Dardanelles), when he displayed the greatest coolness and bravery in heavy hand-to-hand fighting which took place during the operations, until wounded. He retired from the front line for time only sufficient to have his wound dressed, and then at once returned and remained until wounded a second time. He gave a fine exhibition of the highest courage and devotion to duty.’
Source: ‘Commonwealth Gazette’ No. 28
Date: 24 February 1916
Military Cross
Source: ‘Commonwealth Gazette’ No. 113
Date: 6 October 1919
Writing from Palestine to Mrs J. M. Donnes, our distinguished soldier, Squad Sergt. Major H. M. Macnee says, ‘ We are out of the eternal sand at last, into nice green country, with plenty of crops and pasture, Charlie Karnaghan has just got a commission in one of the camel corps. Capt. Jim Tolmer is in hospital. By the look of things it will be some time before we are back in W.A. Andy Ferguson had an interesting letter from Broome; they have evidently forgotten the war there. I have not heard from Broome for a long time. My address- No. 313, S.S.M. Macnee, H.M. B Brigade, 10th regiment, Abroad.North West Echo, 9th December 1917