James McLean

First Name: 
James
Last Name: 
McLean
Date of Birth: 
Saturday, June 14, 1890
Mother's Name: 
Bridget McLean nee Keven
Father's Name: 
John McLean
Date Enlisted: 
Saturday, February 13, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
18th Infantry Battalion, 4th & 16th Field Company Engineers,
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Date of Death: 
Sunday, November 2, 1958
Place of Death: 
Lewisham Hospital, NSW
Details: 

James McLean (Service No 913, then changed to 4086) was born in Wishaw, Scotland.

At enlistment James was single, 24 years old, worked as a miner, and lived at Scarborough, NSW.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A8 Argyllshire with 18th Battalion, C Company on 25th June 1915.

After arriving in Egypt James was transferred to 4th Field Company Engineers on 12th August 1915 and joined them at Gallipoli on 3rd September 1915, serving as a Sapper.  After serving at Gallipoli, James was sent to France on 9th June 1916.

On 1st September 1916 he was admitted to hospital for treatment of a bayonet wound to his leg.  He recovered but in early December 1916 James was AWOL until 4th January 1917.  He was then transferred to 16th Field Company Engineers and he joined them in France on 3rd May 1917.

James was returned to Australia in May 1919 and discharged from the AIF on 29th December 1919.  He died in Lewisham Hospital in 1958.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, MCLEAN J

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