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John Every MACLEAN

Regimental number3383
Place of birthAuckland, New Zealand
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationCivil servant
Address136 Joel Terrace, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Height5' 7.5"
Weight129 lbs
Next of kinFather, B J Maclean, 136 Joel Terrace, Mount Lawley, Western Australia
Previous military serviceNil (previously rejected on account of teeth)
Enlistment date2 August 1915
Place of enlistmentPerth, Western Australia
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name12th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/29/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A24 Benalla on 1 November 1915
Regimental number from Nominal Roll3383A
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll51st Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 28 February 1919
Discharge date3 June 1919
Other details

War service: Egypt, Western Front

Joined 52nd Bn, Tel el Kebir, 3 March 1916.

Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 3 March 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 12 June 1916.

Admitted to Corps Rest Station, 12 August 1916 (gun shot wound, face and leg [fractured fibula]: severe, and nervous debility); transferred to 4th Casualty Clearing Station, 21 August 1916; to Ambulance Train No 15, 23 August 1916, and admitted to St John Ambulance Hospital; transferred to England, 29 August 1916, and admitted same day to 3rd London General Hospital, Wandsworth. Transferred to Auxiliary Military Hospital, Marylebone Schools, Southall, 22 September 1916 (gun shot wound, face, left fibula); discharged to No 2 Command Depot, Weymouth,22 September 1916. Marched out to No 3 Command Depot, 16 October 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France, 8 February 1917; rejoined Bn, in the field, 12 February 1917.

Wounded in action, 9 June 1917 (shrapnel wound, leg), and admitted to No 1 New Zealand Field Ambulance; discharged to unit, 13 June 1917.

Appointed Lance Corporal, 30 October 1917.

Promoted Corporal, 26 November 1917.

On leave to United Kingdom, 5 February 1918; rejoined Bn from leave, 23 February 1918.

Detached to 2nd Army Sniping School, 23 March 1918; rejoined unit from detachment, 5 April 1918.

Admitted to 13th Australian Field Ambulance, 10 May 1918 (not yet diagnosed, pyrexia); admitted to 61st Casualty Clearing Station, 11 May 1918; trsferred to Ambulance Train No 25, 14 May 1918, and admitted to 12th USA Hospital, Rouen, 15 May 1918 (trench fever); transferred to No 2 Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 21 May 1918; to Base Depot, Havre, 29 May 1918; marched out to unit, 3 June 1918.

Transferred to 51st Bn, 8 June 1918, and allotted letter 'A' to regimental number.

Taken on strength of permanent cadre of 12th training Bn, England, 5 July 1918.

On Command at Musketry School, Tidworth: attended 22nd Rifle Course, Australian School of Musketry, 18 July-17 August 1918; qualified as First Class (Distinguished) with a fair knowledge of Lewis Gun.

Marched into Overseas Training Brigade, Longbridge Deverill, 1 February 1919.

Commenced return to Australia on board HT 'Anchises', 28 February 1919; disembarked Albany, 7 April 1919; discharged, Perth, 3 June 1919.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
SourcesNAA: B2455, MACLEAN John Every

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