About Albert McLeod
Albert was born in 1891, in Katanning, Western Australia to George and Lilly McLeod. He schooled at Christian Brothers College from 1903 to 1909.
Albert started in the pearling industry when he was employed by pearler Penn Blick.
Albert enlisted for the AIF just after the declaration of war in August 1914. He was assigned the 16th Battalion, C Company, and embarked from Melbourne aboard the HMAT Ceramic A40 on the 22nd December 1914. The battalion arrived in Egypt in February. The 16th, along with the rest of the 4th Division landed at ANZAC late in the afternoon of 25 April 1915. A week after the landing the 16th was thrown into the attack on Bloody Angle suffering many casualties. Albert was shot in the wrist in June 1915 and was also promoted to Corporal around this time, which was quickly followed up with another promotion to 2nd Lieutenant. He received another more serious gun shot wound in his arm in September 1916. Albert was on leave in Scotland recovering from his wounds when he was accidentally killed while staying at a shooting lodge.