This is Dundee's story of those that served in the First World War, and of the people left at home
- Date of enlistment:
- Place of enlistment: Dundee
- Service no: 1463
- Rank: Private
- Regiment/Service: Black Watch
- Unit/Ship: 4th Battalion
- Place of Death: France
- Age at Death: 19
- Date of Death: 16.07.1916
- Burial Country: France
- Cemetery: Gorre British & Indian Cemetery
- Grave/Mem Ref no: II.B.9.
- Date of Birth:
- Place of Birth: Dundee
- Address: 5 William Lane, Dundee
- Occupation: Baxter Bros, Dundee
Mary Murphy McLean, 5 William Lane, Dundee
Thomas McLean, 5 William Lane, Dundee
More about Thomas McLean
On 16 July 1916, 1463 Pte. Thomas McLean, 4/5th Black Watch, was killed in action in France, aged 19. His obituary reveals he was the victim of a German sniper.
McLean was born in Dundee, was formerly employed by Baxter Bros., and had been wounded at Loos while serving with ‘Dundee’s Own’.
He was a son of Thomas and Mary McLean, 5 William Lane, and is buried in Gorre British and Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France, II. B. 9.
DUNDEE TERRITORIAL KILLED BY SNIPER. Intimation has been received of the death in action of a Dundee Black Watch Territorial in the person of Private Thomas McLean, son of Mrs Thomas M’Lean, 5 William Lane.
Deceased was only a lad of nineteen years, but he had been on active service for the past sixteen or seventeen months. He was previously wounded at the Battle of Loos. Private McLean, it is reported, fell a victim to a sniper on 16th inst. Prior to the war he was in the employment of Messrs Baxter Bros. A brother of the deceased, Private James McLean, also belongs to the Black Watch. The Courier, Friday, 28 July 1916, 4.
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