Archibald McLean

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment: June 1917
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: R/2139
  • Rank: Able Seaman
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  • Regiment/Service: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Unit/Ship: Drake Battalion, R.N. Div
  • Place of Death: France
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 24.12.1917
  • Burial Country: France
  • Cemetery: Racquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: VIII.E.12.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth:
  • Place of Birth:
  • Address: 18 Ann St, Dundee
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  • Mother:

    Margaret McLean, 18 Ann St, Dundee

  • Father:

    Archibald McLean, 18 Ann St, Dundee

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More about Archibald McLean

Archie McLean was the son of Mr Archibald and Mrs Margaret McLean of 18 Ann Street and 39 Lochee Road, Dundee. He was conscripted into the Royal Naval Division in June 1917 after nine months service with the 1/1st Highland Cyclists Corps. After training at Blandford he was drafted to the Drake Battalion serving in France. He joined the Battalion on 28 August after further training in France. He was with the Drake Battalion during the Passchendaele battles of October and November 1917. The RND moved back to France to defend the gains made in the first mass Tank battle at Cambrai. The German Army counter attacked the RND position on Welch Ridge over Christmas and New Year and Archie McLean was severely wounded. His family were informed but he died from his wounds. He is buried in the British Military Cemetery at Manancourt, in the Somme Department of Northern France.

Information supplied by Iain Stewart and Iain Birnie

Image kindly supplied by Michael Caldwell

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