Frederick James McLean

Military Information

  • Date of enlistment:
  • Place of enlistment:
  • Service no: Clyde 2/207
  • Rank: Ordinary Seaman
  • Service Occupation:
  • Awards:
  • Regiment/Service: H.M.S. Vivid
  • Unit/Ship: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Place of Death: Naval Hospital, Stonehouse
  • Age at Death: 20
  • Date of Death: 01.04.1915
  • Burial Country: England
  • Cemetery: Plymouth (Ford Park) Cemetery
  • Grave/Mem Ref no: Church S.4.5.

Personal Information

  • Date of Birth: 25.06.1894
  • Place of Birth: Burntisland, Fife
  • Address: 5 Arklay Street, Dundee
  • Occupation: Jute Mill Worker
  • Mother:

    Jessie Foy Sutherland

  • Father:

    Daniel McLean

  • Siblings:

    Christina & Daisy

  • Spouse:
  • Children:

More about Frederick James McLean

Fred was the son of Mr & Mrs McLean, 5 Arklay St, Dundee. He died of Pneumonia whilst serving at H.M.S. Vivid which was the name of the Naval barracks at Plymouth.

Fred shares a burial plot with Stoker John Robson Wilson, 6649S, H.M.S. Vivid, who died 20.03.1915 and Able Seaman William Thomas Milton, J/4934, H.M.S. Vivid, who died 23.03.1915.

Family Background:

Fred`s father, Daniel, was a Post Office worker who had previously been a coastguard. The family lived at 10 Carmichael Street and then 5 Arklay Street, Dundee.

 Service History:

Fred enlisted in the RNVR onboard Unicorn in February 1914,joining the Hood Battalion at the start of the war and fighting at Antwerp. He then transferred to the sea service, based at HMS Vivid, the Naval barracks at Devonport. He became ill there with pneumonia and died in the Naval Hospital, Stonehouse on 1st April 1915.

Information supplied by Gary Thomson. Additional information very kindly supplied by Laura Donnachie and Hugh Macrae

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