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Roy McLennan was born in Brown Hill. He was living in Ballarat South when he enlisted on 17th August 1914. He was 20 years old, single and employed as a grinder. A Driver in an Infantry Battalion drove horse-drawn transport. Driver Roy McLennan was employed on tasks for the administration of the Battalion. He drove the carts and wagons that were used to deliver ammunition, water, rations etc.
On the 15th March 1916 Driver McLennan was admitted to 1st Australian Dermatological Hospital at Abassia, Egypt and was released on the 20th March. Driver McLennan reported sick again on 10th May 1916. He was moved from 12th Casualty Clearing Station, where he was diagnosed with mumps, to the 7th General Hospital on the 16th May. He was discharged on 6th June 1916, back to work of resupplying the Battalion. He moved through the embarkation process and left England on board HMT Port Sydney on 22nd September 1918. He arrived in Australia after the Armistice on 2nd December 1918. Once he had completed the necessary procedures he was discharged from the AIF on 31st January 1919. Tree No. 32, an elm, was planted by Miss J Jacobi, a 'Lucas Girl' , in the Ballarat Avenue of Honour, on 4th June 1917.