Royal Tank Corps Insignia

Information about Staff Sergeant Murdoch McLennan

Conflict: WW1

Additional Information: Son of Annie Andrews (formerly McLennan), of "Burnside," Mount Albert, Auckland, and the late Thomas McLennan. Born at Masterton, Wairarapa. Served in France.

Service Number: 301326

Name: Murdoch McLennan

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Date of Birth: Not known

Date of Enlistment: Not known

Nationality of Force: United Kingdom

Armed Force: Army

Unit: Army (sick list), British Expeditionary Force/NZ Forces, Tank Corps

Cause of Death: Died of sickness

Date of Death: 12 May 1920

Day of Death: Wednesday

Age at Death: 38

Cemetery: Waikaraka Park Cemetery

Cemetery Reference: Area 2, Block W, Grave 96.

Cemetery Location: New Zealand

Biographical Notes: Served with the British Expeditionary Force, Tank Corps. On his return to New Zealand, re- attested with the NZ forces and received treatment for Tuberculosis at Auckland Hospital.

Insignia, England, 1916, cardboard, metal (brass), textile (embroidered silk on wool)

Royal Tank Corps insignia: 10 brass uniform buttons, 4 embroidered  uniform badges,  and two brass shoulder titles "RTC" attached to cardboard. Metal elements attached with wire.  Textile element attached with glue.  Handwritten in ink on the base of the card "Buttons & Badges of the late / Staff Sargeant Murdoch McLennan (old Pupil of Central School).

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Insignia, England, 1916, cardboard, metal (brass), textile (embroidered silk on wool)