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Richard Joseph McLEAN

Regimental number6446
Place of birthPortarlington Victoria
SchoolPortarlington State School, Victoria
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationJoiner
Address9 Henry Street,Kensington, Victoria
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation26
Next of kinWife, Mrs Melinda McLean, 9 Henry Street, Kensington, Victoria
Enlistment date1 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name23rd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/40/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll23rd Battalion
FateKilled in Action 21 September 1917
Age at death from cemetery records27
Place of burialHooge Crater Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. I), Zillebeke, Belgium
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
99
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: William and Sarah MCLEAN; Wife: Milinda McLEAN, 11 Fitzgibbon Street, Parkville, Victoria. Native of Portarlington, Victoria
Family/military connectionsBrother: 3890 Pte Huey Walter McLEAN, 58th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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