Lachlan McKinnon MacLean

Name   Lachlan McKinnon MacLean also McLean

Number    Private 955

Battalion      37th Battalion   5th  

Place of Birth   Urana  NSW

Next of Kin   His sister Miss McLean of 179 Riversdale Rd Auburn

Date and place of enlistment   Leongatha 17/2/1916

Physical details on enlistment.  Age 34 years 11 months, height 5’11 ½”, brown eyes and dark hair

Religion Roman Catholic

Occupation   farmer

Date and place of death

He died of wounds on 22/9/1917 in Rouen

Location of grave or memorial

St Sever Cemetery Extension, Haute-Normandie, France

Relationship to Woorayl Shire

He enlisted in Leongatha

Military History

  • He is not on the Leongatha Memorial Hall Black Marble Honour Roll.
  • His place of Association was given as Auburn
  • 3/6/16 embarked Melbourne on the HMAT Persic
  • 25/7/16 He disembarked Plymouth
  • 15/9/16 He went to France
  • 17/9/16 He was in Etaples
  • 29/9/16 He was sick in hospital with laryngitis which developed into pneumonia
  • 13/110/16 He went to England via Calais and went to Kitchener Hospital Brighton
  • 30/11/16 He was transferred to the 3rd Auxiliary Hospital
  • 24/2/17 He returned to France via Folkestone
  • 2/3/17 He marches to his unit
  • 21/9/17 He was wounded in action in Belgium. He was taken to a casualty clearing station and on to Rouen. He had a gun shot wound to the thigh.
  • 22/9/17 He died of wounds
  • His effects were: – disc, pipe, rosary, badges, shoulder titles 2, prayer book, photos, letters, notebooks, hymnbook and military book.
  • He left his estate to his sister Gwendoline McLean of Surrey Hills.
  • 28/9/17 There is a letter from the priest of Our Lady of Victories Camberwell stating that Gwendoline McLean had died 3 or 4 months previous. He had located a brother of the deceased soldier who works at the Bank of New South Wales Collins St.
  • H R MacLean wrote and asked if his medals could be sent to him in Toora

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