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Archibald Lang McLEAN

Date of birth27 March 1885
Place of birthSydney New South Wales
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationMedical practitioner
AddressAbbotsford, New South Wales
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinWife, Mrs Eva Maud McLean, 2 Shakespear Road, Acton, London West, England
Enlistment date27 September 1917
Rank on enlistmentCaptain
Unit nameAustralian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, Army Medical Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/112/5
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 13 June 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Melusia on 16 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 6 November 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 19 February 1919
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 17 March 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 11 August 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Morinda on 1 September 1915
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Marsina on 28 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 2 October 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Sumatra on 10 November 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Meklong on 6 September 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 18 December 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Melusia on 22 August 1918
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board SS Makambo on 16 September 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Matunga on 27 July 1917
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Marsina on 14 December 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal RollAustralian Army Medical Corps
Promotions

Captain


Unit: Australian Army Medical Corps
Promotion date: 21 September 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross


'Work near Villers Bretonneux on 8 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: "20 August 1918

Bar to Military Cross


Work at Mont St.Quentin on 31 August 1918.'
Recommendation date: 7 September 1918"

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31448 (11 July 1919); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 124 (30 October 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 9 July 1919
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During the attack on 8th August 1918, east of Villers Bretonneux, near Amiens, he followed the attacking troops with his section, tending and dressing wounded under fire on the way. Almost immediately after the objective had been taken he established his R.A.P. almost on the jumping-off line, where he tended and cared for wounded under heavy artillery fire. His energy, and zeal saved many lives.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67
Date: 3 June 1919

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross,British War Medal, Victory Medal

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