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Frank McLEAN

Place of birthMelbourne Victoria
AddressPerth, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinMother, Mrs Margaret Jane Couves, Princess Buildings, St George's Terrace, Perth, Western Australia
Enlistment date30 June 1915
Rank on enlistment2nd Lieutenant
Unit name28th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A28 Miltiades on 12 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCaptain
Unit from Nominal Roll28th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

'For consistent good work as Intelligence Officer, showing disregard of danger and devotion to duty.' (Pozieres)
Recommendation date: "17 September 1916

Military Cross

'For consistently good work as scout officer, intelligence officer and latterly as company commander.'
Recommendation date: 3 March 1917"

Mention in Despatches

Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919

Military Cross

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169
Date: 4 October 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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