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Duncan McLean

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 464 - No known copyright restrictions

Nominal Roll Vol 1, Page: 464 - No known copyright restrictions


  • Title
  • Forenames
    Duncan AWMM
  • Surname
    McLean AWMM
  • Ingoa
  • Also known as
  • Service number
    WWI 9/383 AWMM
  • Gender
    Male AWMM
  • Iwi / Hapū / Waka / Rohe
  • Religion

Civilian life

About birth

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  • Birth
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth
  • Birth notes
  • Address before enlistment
    Unknown AWMM Lady Barkly, New Zealand AWMM
  • Post war occupation
  • Next of kin on embarkation
    Donald McLean, Killearnan, Ross-shire, Scotland AWMM
  • Relationship status
    Pre 16 October 1914 AWMM Single AWMM


Wars and conflicts

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  • War
  • Campaign
  • Armed force / branch
    Army AWMM
  • Service number
    WWI 9/383 AWMM
  • Military service
  • Promotions/ Postings/ Transfers

Military decorations

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  • Medals and Awards
    • Military Medal (MM) AWMM
      Military Medal - London Gazette, 17 December 1917, p13201, Rec No 1315: "Operations Gravenstafel - 29th September to 5th October 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As Transport Sergeant during operations in the Wieltje Sector on the 29th September 1917, when returning with his Transport after delivery of rations to the troops, the rear wagons were heavily shelled and two Cookers with their teams were overturned and tangled up. He at once galloped to the scene of the disaster and owing to his cool judgement and complete control, Cookers and Teams were extracted without loss of life or damage. He has always shown great initiative, especially during operations and it is owing to his careful judgement that the men of the Battalion have always received their rations and water however heavy shellfire may be." AWMM
    • Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) Twice AWMM
      Mentioned In Despatches - London Gazette, 28 December 1917, p13575, Rec No 1167: "Operations Messines - 7th to 12th June 1917. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. As Transport Sergeant, this non-commissioned officer displayed most conspicuous gallantry and contempt of danger when in command of a section of the Battalion Transport. He bought up water and rations through a heavily shelled area, and by his coolness and judgement, did invaluable work in maintaining the supply of water and rations during the whole operations." Mentioned In Despatches - London Gazette, 28 May 1918, p6204, Rec No 1899: "Honours Despatch for Period 22nd September 1917, to 24th February 1918 (inclusive)." AWMM
    • Victory Medal AWMM
    • British War Medal (1914-1920) AWMM

Training and Enlistment

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  • Military training
  • Branch Trade Proficiency
  • Enlistment
    WW1 Unknown AWMM OtagoNew Zealand AWMM
  • Occupation before enlistment
  • Age on enlistment


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Prisoner of war

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  • Capture details
  • Days interned
  • Liberation date
  • Liberation Repatriation
  • POW liberation details
  • POW serial number

Medical history

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  • Medical notes
    Accidental Death, Cause of Death AWMM
    Accidentally killed on active service AWMM

Last known rank

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Biographical information

Biographical information

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  • Son of Donald and Ann McLean of Parkton, Killearnan, Ross-shire, Scotland

    Accidentally shot by a soldier. 'A tragic affair occurred in the 2nd Battalion lines on March 3rd. Captain R.J. Hill M.C.. and 2nd Lieut. D. McLean were fatally shot without apparent reason by a private of the Battalion Transport, who, presumably insane, subsequently shot himself. A funeral service was held in the Hondeghem Cemetery on the following day was attended by representatives of each company and of other branches of the Division.' (Byrne, A.E. (1921).) AWMM
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About death

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  • Death
    3 March 1918 AWMM
    FranceEurope AWMM
  • Date of death
  • Age at death
  • Place of death
  • Cause of death
  • Death notes
  • Cemetery
  • Cemetery name
  • Grave reference
  • Obituary
  • Memorial name
  • Memorial reference



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