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Denis Beresford McLean

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Portrait of Sub Lieutenant Denis Beresford McLean, Auckland Weekly News, 16 December 1942. Sir George Grey Special Collection, Auckland Libraries, AWNS-19421216-23-1. Image has no known copyright restrictions.

Portrait of Sub Lieutenant Denis Beresford McLean, Auckland Weekly News, 16 December 1942. Sir Georg …

Identity

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  • Forenames
    Denis Beresford AWMM
  • Surname
    McLean AWMM
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  • Also known as
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    Male AWMM
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Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
    1 April 1920 AWMM OnehungaAuckland AWMM
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Service

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    Navy AWMM
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Training and Enlistment

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Embarkations

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Prisoner of war

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Medical history

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    Killed on Active Service, Cause of Death AWMM

Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Denis McLean was the son of Charles James and Linda McLean, of Wanganui, New Zealand.

    Killed in an engine failure on a training flight.

    Remembered on the Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna. AWMM

Death

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  • Death
    11 August 1942 AWMM
    Age 22 AWMM
    MiamiFlorida AWMM
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    Miami (Woodlawn Park North) Cemetery, Florida, USA AWMM Sect. 6, Lot 163, Grave 11. AWMM
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Memorials

Memorial

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    • Takapuna War Memorial, The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Takapuna War Memorial, (ex RSA Roll, on a boulder), The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand AWMM
    • Auckland War Memorial Museum, World War 2 Hall of Memories AWMM

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  • Denis McLean was fondly remembered by my Nan, Elizabeth Dawson, who was a neighbour and friend of the McLean family in Wanganui.
    Public - Susannah - 13 April 2015
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Sources

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    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
    • Allison, D. (2009). Flying Navy: The story of New Zealanders who flew in the Fleet Air Arm in World War I and World War II and the Roll of Honour of those who died in action and on active service. Auckland, N.Z.: Fleet Air Arm Museum of New Zealand. AWMM
      Allison, D. (2009). p100 AWMM
    • Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
      vol.1, p.234 vol.3, p.339 AWMM

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