Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour

MacLeod, Clement Rickard

Rank: Captain

Regiment: No. 2 Field Ambulance, 1st Division (France), Royal Army Medical Corps

Biography: Son of Rev. Robert Macleod (alumnus 1862-66), senior minister of John Knox U.F. Church, Aberdeen ; born 2 December 1886 ; educated Aberdeen Grammar School; graduated M.B., 1909 ; D.P.H. (Camb.), 1913. After graduation he acted for three years as Assistant at Alexandria, and thereafter held hospital appointments in London and Birmingham. Immediately on the outbreak of war he received a commission in the R.A.M.C., and in November 1914 went to France, being promoted Captain a year later and serving for three years with No. 2 Field Ambulance, 1st Division. In September 1917 he was awarded the Military Cross, the official record stating that "in the face of extreme hostile shelling he led stretcher-bearers, collecting the wounded and gassed cases, and throughout a period of 24 hours displaying a coolness and gallantry which directly influenced the saving of many lives". In March 1919 he was invalided home. His illness, due to the results of his long and arduous period of active service, proved fatal and he died at Murtle, Aberdeenshire, on 16 November 1920. The testimony of his comrades goes to show that the whole of his service at the Front was distinguished by cheerful and unswerving devotion to duty ; fully in keeping with his bravery in the field was his imperturbable courage in facing what, for many months, he knew to be the inevitable end of his illness.

Honours: Military Cross

Date of Death: 16 November 1920

Burial Details: Buried at Allenvale Cemetery, Aberdeen, Section D, Grave 1271.

Publication: Roll of Service, edited by Mabel Desborough Allardyce. Published 1921.

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