McLaren, Alexander Leslie (Sandy)



Large glass and framed photographic souvenir collage comprising photographs related to the service of Sergeant I R Mackie, MSM, 17th Battalion, who served in the First World War. Identified from left, top row: An unidentified soldier; 785 Corporal (Cpl) David Vasey, Transport Section, 17th Battalion; two unidentified soldiers; R Johnston, RAN; Original grave markers of two graves in the Longueau British Cemetery, France. On the left is that of 1725 Corporal (Cpl) Allen Andrew McInnes, MM, 18th Battalion, who was killed in action on 28 June 1918, at Villers-Bretonneux, France, aged 33 years. On the right is that of 5 Corporal (Cpl) James Chalmers, 18th Battalion, who died of wounds on 29 June 1918, in France, aged 44 years; Studio portrait of 2686 Private William Guthrie Jamieson, 18th Battalion, of Lewisham, NSW; Studio portrait of 5517 Private (Pte) Sidney Cornelius Hendley, 17th Battalion. Second row: Studio portrait of Gundy Johnston; Studio portrait of Tiger Meehan; Group portrait of a school of unidentified senior sergeants of the 4th Army held at Boulogne, France; Studio portrait of an unidentified sergeant (left) and 2283 Private (Pte) Allan Hooker, 17th Battalion, (right) of Uralla, NSW, who died of pneumonia on 29 November 1918 at the Casualty clearing Station in France aged 22 years; Studio portrait of Vick Edwards. Third row: Studio portrait of Ben Bryant; Studio portrait of 1975 Private (Pte) Thomas Harold McCord, 17th Battalion, of Mount Victoria, NSW. He received gun shot wounds to both legs on 20 September 1917 whilst fighting in Belgium, and was taken to the 46th Casualty Clearing Station where he died on 22 September 1917, aged 31 years; Group portrait of “The first thousand from France to leave after the end of the war. All Gallipoli men”. Group portrait of members of the 17th Battalion taken on the eve of departure for overseas; Studio portrait of 781 Sergeant (Sgt) Magnus James McKay (left), Transport Section, Headquarters of the 17th Battalion. 783J Sgt Rupert Leslie Seymour who was killed in action serving with the 20th Battalion in France on 6 April 1918 aged 27 years; Studio portrait of Frank Pearce. Fourth row: Studio portrait possibly of 122 Corporal (Cpl) Alexander Leslie (Sandy) McLaren, 18th Battalion, of Leichhardt, NSW. He died of wounds on 26 March 1918 in Belgium aged 22 years; Studio portrait of Cpl E G Brewer, MM; Group portrait of headquarters officers, 17th Battalion taken outside a tent probably in Egypt; Studio portrait of 781 Sergeant (Sgt) Magnus James McKay (left), Transport Section, Headquarters of the 17th Battalion, who was later awarded the Military Medal on 9 July 1917 and the Distinguished Conduct Medal on 10 January 1920; Studio portrait of Alex Morrison.

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