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William McLEAN

Regimental number2368
ReligionPresbyterian
OccupationStudent
Address'Gartfern', North Road, Abbotsford, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation22
Next of kinFather, Robert McLean, 'Gartfern', North Road, Abbotsford, New South Wales
Previous military service34th Infantry
Enlistment date14 March 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name7th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/12/4
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A56 Palermo on 18 April 1916
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll33rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 16 December 1917
Medals

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed great coolness and initiative during a hostile raid on our trenches. He succeeded in driving off the enemy and inflicting casualties. Throughout he set a splendid example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 189
Date: 8 November 1917

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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