Private Leslie Clegg McMurdo

Service number 4563
Birth Place United Kingdom: England, Stockton-on-Tees
Death Date 1917-09-26
Death Place Belgium
Final Rank Private
Service Australian Imperial Force
  • 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
  • 21st Australian Infantry Battalion
Conflict/Operation First World War, 1914-1918

Private Leslie Clegg McMurdo (4563, 31st Battalion) was born in Stockton-on-Tees, England, and came to Australia at the age of 16. He was working as a farm labourer when he enlisted in the AIF on 21 September 1916. Just a year later, on 26 September 1917, Leslie was killed in action at Polygon Wood. He is buried in the Buttes New British Cemetery, Belgium. Leslie was 17 years 5 months of age.



Date of enlistment 21 September 1916
Date of embarkation 23 December 1916
Date of death 26 September 1917
Date of fate 26 September 1917