|Place of birth||Tarnagulla, Victoria|
|School||State school, Victoria|
|Age at embarkation||27|
|Next of kin||Brother, Mr John Frederick McLean, 35 Miller Street, Boulder City, Western Australia|
|Previous military service||Nil|
|Place of enlistment||Adelaide, South Australia|
|Rank on enlistment||Private|
|Unit name||32nd Battalion, D Company|
|AWM Embarkation Roll number||23/49/1|
|Embarkation details||Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A2 Geelong on
|The 32nd Bn (Headquarters, Signallers, A, B, C, and D Companies) embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on two ships, HMAT A2 'Geelong', on 18 November 1915, and HMAT A13 'Katuna', on 24 November 1915. The Embarkation Roll does not distinguish between these ships, and it is therefore not possible from the Embarkation Roll to ascertain on which ship an individual embarked.|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||32nd Battalion|
|Fate||Killed in Action
|Age at death from cemetery records||28|
|Place of burial||Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No 4), France|
|Panel number, Roll of Honour,|
Australian War Memorial
|Miscellaneous information from|
|Parents: James William and Ellen Matilda McLEAN|
War service: Egypt, Western Front
Embarked Adelaide, 18 November 1915; disembarked Suez, 18 December 1915.
Admitted to 15th Field Ambulance, Tel el Kebir, 15 March 1916 (influenza); transferred to No 2 Australian Stationary Hospital, 24 March 1916; to Hospital Train No 4, 25 March 1916 (vaccine treatment), and admitted to 3rd Australian General Hospital, Abbassia, 25 March 1916; discharged to Zeitoun, 12 April 1916 (sycosis cerba); proceeded to rejoin unit, 19 April 1916.
Embarked Alexandria to join the British Expeditionary Force, 17 June 1916; disembarked Marseilles, France, 23 June 1916.
Identification disc received from Germany (German Death List, 4 November 1916). No particulars were afforded except that soldier is deceased. To be reported as KILLED IN ACTION 19/7/16.
German report, 30 July 1916: 'austr. Sold. McLean, H, Erk.Mrk. 293, D. 32. Bn am 19.7 in Gegen Fromelles gefallen.'
Note on Red Cross File No 1940801: 'The above name appeared on German death list dated 4-11-16.'
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory MedalOriginally listed as 'No Known Grave' and commemorated at V.C. Corner (Panel No 5), Australian Cemetery, Fromelles; subsequently (2010) identified, and interred in the Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France.
|Miscellaneous details||Name does not appear on Embarkation Roll. Eldest brother's (James William McLean) address (1921) Llanelly, Victoria; Sister: E.M. Pascoe (1944), 19 Vauxhall Street, Erindale, New South Wales.|
|Sources||NAA: B2455, McLEAN Hugh
Red Cross file 1940801