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William Henry McLEAN

Regimental number4492
Date of birth19 September 1883
Place of birthBendigo, Victoria
ReligionMethodist
OccupationRepairer
AddressNortham, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation32
Next of kinMother, Mrs Alice McLean, Bendigo, Victoria
Previous military servicePreviously rejected for military service: defective teeth.
Enlistment date15 February 1916
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name28th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/45/3
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 31 March 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll2nd Pioneer Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 1 June 1919
Discharge date28 August 1919
Other details

War service: Western Front

Embarked from Fremantle, 31 March 1916; disembarked Egypt; embarked from Alexandria, 28 May 1916; disembarked Plymouth, 11 June 1916.

Proceeded overseas to France and marched into 2nd Australian Divisional Base Depot, Etaples, 14 July 1916. Mrached out to unit, 21 August 1916.

Admitted to 5th General Hospital, Rouen, 30 December 1916 (laryngitis); transferred to 2nd Convalescent Depot, Rouen, 7 January 1917; rejoined unit in the field, 26 January 1917.

On leave to England, 14 September 1918; rejoined unit from leave, 4 October 1918.

Marched out to England for return to Australia, 31 March 1919; commenced return to Australia on board 'Somali', 1 June 1919; disembarked Western Australia, 8 July 1919; discharged, 28 August 1919.

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death--/07/1966
Age at death83
Place of burialKellerberrin Cemetery, Western Australia

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