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Alexander Leslie McLEAN

Regimental number3200
Place of birthGeelong, Victoria
OccupationShop assistant
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation21
Height5' 6.5"
Weight126 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret McLean, 11 Gertrude Street, Geelong, Victoria
Previous military serviceNil
Enlistment date9 July 1915
Place of enlistmentGeelong, Victoria
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name21st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/38/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll60th Battalion
FateKilled in Action 19 July 1916
Age at death from cemetery records22
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsV.C. Corner (Panel No 21), Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alexander and Margaret MCLEAN, 165 Bank Street, South Melbourne. Native of Geelong, Victoria
Family/military connectionsFather: 3202 Pte Alexander McLEAN, 60th Bn, returned to Australia, 20 December 1917; discharged, 27 February 1918: Brother: 3209 Pte Victor Henry McLEAN, 60th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Admitted to No 3 Auxiliary Hospital, Heliopolis, 1 February 1916 (influenza); discharged to duty, 25 February 1916.

Taken on strength, 60th Bn, Tel el Kebir, 26 February 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 18 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 29 June 1916.

Reported missing, 19 July 1916.

Court of Enquiry, held in the field, 4 August 1917, pronounced fate as 'Killed in Action, 19 July 1916'.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, McLEAN Alexander Leslie

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