Wilfred Herbert “Bill” McLeod

Australia Military Forces


BIRTH: 15 July 1911
Woolgoolga, NSW
DEATH: 12 June 1986 Arrawarra Headland (Woolgoolga), NSW
DEATH: 12 June 1986
Arrawarra Headland (Woolgoolga), NSW

OCCUPATION: Flour Miller, 1934

RESIDENCE: Smythe St Merrylands NSW, 1934


  • Merrylands RL 1929, 1930, 1931, 1932
  • Wests RL 3rd Grade 1933, 1934
  • Wests RL 2nd Grade 1933, 1934, 1935, 1936
  • Wests RL First Grade 1933, 1935, 1936


Wilfred “Bill” McLeod’s family moved to the suburb of Merrylands after the First World War. His father, William George McLeod, was well known in the Merrylands community. He was president of the local United Australia Party and a sportsman in his own right.

In 1926, Bill McLeod’s father and uncle, established a Flour Mill at Merrylands, in Sydney’s west. This came after the family’s Flour Mill at Condobolin had burnt down.

Bill and his father, William, were Flour Millers and Bakers. Later on, the McLeod brothers formed the baking and flour milling company ABBCO, located at Leichhardt, NSW.

Bill McLeod played junior rugby league with the local Merrylands Club. In 1932 he won the best forward trophy and the following year he was graded with Wests.

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