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Donald McLEAN

Regimental number936
Date of birth21 October 1883
Place of birthInverness, Scotland
SchoolSemaphore, South Australia
Age on arrival in Australia6
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationDriver
Addressc/o Mount Lyell Coy., Gormanston, Tasmania
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinFather, K McLean, Ororroo, South Australia
Enlistment date20 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit name(1st) Divisional Train, 4th Company, Army Service Corps
AWM Embarkation Roll number25/14/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board A2 Geelong on 19 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollSergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll4th Company, Australian Army Service Corps
Other details from Roll of Honour CircularArrived in Australia, 1889
FateEffective abroad (still overseas)
Discharge date11 April 1920
Family/military connectionsBrother-in-law:6956 Private John Thomas Carr SMITH, 12th Battalion, returned to Australia, 22 September 1919.
Other details

War service: Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Althouyh he was too old to serve in the 2nd AIF, he served as Australian Civilian Personnel attached to the US Armg (No. 0531) in the South West Pacific; and served in New Guinea December 20 1944, to Auyust 1945.

Date of death24 July 1978
Place of burialCremated, Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Chatswood, New South Wales

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