Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Cecil Maygar, VC, DSO, VD

Date of birth1872-05-26 Australia: Victoria, Kilmore 
Date and unit at enlistment (ORs)  1891-03  Victorian Mounted Rifles. 
Other  1901  Arrived for service in South Africa. 
Awarded Victoria Cross  1901-11-23  At Geelhoutboom, on the 23rd November, 1901, Lieutenant Maygar galloped out and ordered men of a detachment post, which was being outflanked, to retire. The horse of one of them being shot under him, when the enemy were within 200 yards, Lieutenant Maygar dismounted and lifted him on to his own horse, which bolted into boggy ground, casing both of them to dismount. On extricating the horse and finding that it could not carry both, Lieutenant Maygar again put the man on its back, and told him to gallop for cover at once, he himself proceeding on foot. All this took place under a very heavy fire. (London Gazette: 11th February 1902) 
Date returned to Australia  1902  Carried his commission into the 8th Light Horse Regiment. 
Date promoted  1912-07  Appointed Captain in the 16th (Indi) Light Horse Regiment. 
Other  1914-08-04  Volunteered for service for the First World War, was accepted and was subsequently a member of the advanced party which laid out the first Light Horse camp at Broadmeadows, Vic. 
Date promoted  1914-08-20  Appointed Captain in the AIF and posted as Officer Commanding B Squadron, 4 Light Horse Regiment. 
Date of embarkation  1914-10  Sailed for Egypt. 
Date promoted  1915  Appointed to Major during service in Gallipoli. 
Other  1915-10-17 - 1917-11-01  Succeeded to the command of the 8th Light Horse Regiment with the temporary rank of Lieutenant Colonel. 
Date promoted  1915-12  Confirmation of rank and appointment. 
Other  1915-12  Served in Sinai and Palestine. 
Date of honour or award  1916-12  Mention in Despatches. 
Other  1917  Became temporary commander of the 3rd Brigade on two occasions. 
Date of honour or award  1917-07  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of honour or award  1917-07  Qualified for Volunteer Decoration. 
Date of honour or award  1917-10  the field. 
Date wounded  1917-10-31  Wounded during the Battle of Beersheba in Palestine. His horse bolted with him into the darkness, he was later found, but had lost so much blood that he died in hospital the next day. 
Date of honour or award  1918-01  Mention in Despatches. 
Date of death1917-11-01 Palestine: Beersheba Area, Beersheba 

Lieutenant-Colonel L C Maygar, FC DSO VD, officer commanding 8th Light Horse Regiment AIF, who died on 1 November 1917 of wounds received near Beersheba, Palestine. Other biographical details concerning him are: grazier; of Longwood and Euroa, Victoria; born 'Dean' Station, Kilmore Vic, 26 May 1872; educated at a state school and privately; served for 10 years in the Victorian Mounted Rifles, then saw 18 months' service in the South African War, and after that 11 1/2 years in the Australian Light Horse in Victoria; enlisted in the AIF on 20 August 1914 and appointed a captain in the 8th Light Horse Regiment; promoted Major on 3 October 1914; temporary Lieutenant-Colonel, and CO 8th LH Regiment, 17 October 1915; Lieutenant-Colonel, 4 December 1915; commanded 3rd LH Bde for short periods in 1917; was awarded the Victoria Cross in the South African War. Full name as discovered on his will: Maygar, Edgar Leslie Cecil Willis Walker