Ernest Charles McLeod was born in Steiglitz, but enlisted from Ballarat on 8th July 1915. He was 18 years old, unmarried, and working as a plumber. He began his training in the Flemington Training Depot. After a very short period for clothing & uniform issue and basic training the recruits were allocated to their ultimate unit and issued with their Regimental No. In Private McLeod's case he became very ill and missed the allocation to units for he was sent to the Austin Hospital. He had contracted epidemic cerebro-spinal-meningitis and died on 9th August 1915. He is buried in the Ballarat [Old] Cemetery.
Tree No. 2315