Roderick McLeod

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment: Edinburgh
  • Service no: 4314
  • Rank: Corporal
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: Household Cavalry
  • Unit/Ship: 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales Own)
  • Place of Death: Belgium
  • Age at Death: 35
  • Date of Death: 13.05.1915
  • Burial Country: Belgium
  • Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Panel 3

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth: Leith
  • Address: 11 Bonnybank Road, Dundee
  • Occupation: Commissionaire, Cox Bros Ltd, Meadow Pl Buildings, Dundee
  • Mother:
  • Father:
  • Siblings:
  • Spouse:

    Janet Charles McLeod

  • Children:

    Phyllis, born 01.04.1910, Rhoda, born 08.06.1911 & Eleanor, born 04.10.1913

More about Roderick McLeod

Roderick has no known grave but is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial.


Corporal Roderick M’Leod, 2d Life Guards, who took part in the South African War, has given his life for his country.  His wife, who lives at 11 Bonnybank Road, Dundee, received intimation yesterday of her husband’s death.  Deceased, who was 35 years of age, was a commissionaire with Cox Brothers, Limited, at their office in Meadow Place Buildings, Dundee.  He served five years in the army, and proceeded to France in September.  He was a much-respected member of Masonic Lodge Ancient, having held numerous offices in that body.  He is survived by a widow and three young children.

Dundee Courier 29th May 1915

Corporal Roderick M’Leod, 2nd Life Guards, has been killed.  Intimation of his death has been received by his wife, who resides at 11 Bonnybank Road, Dundee.  He served for about fourteen years with the 4th Dragoon Guards, with which regiment he went through the South African War.  Deceased, who was about 40 years of age, was employed as a commissionaire with Cox Brothers, Limited, Dundee.

Dundee Courier 31st May 1915

Additional information and image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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