Canadian Virtual War Memorial

William John McLean

In memory of
Lieutenant
William John McLean
April 9, 1917

Military Service:

Age:
27
Force:
Army
Unit:
Canadian Infantry (Western Ontario Regiment)
Division:
18th Bn.

Additional Information:

Son of David and Isabella Gallagher McLean; husband of Marguerite McLean, of Edmonton, Alberta. Born at Perth, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 286 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information:

Cemetery:
ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY ; Pas de Calais, France
Grave Reference:
V. H. 1.
Location:
Mont St Eloi is a village in the Department of the Pas-de-Calais, 8 kilometres north-west of Arras. The village stands on high ground overlooking the battlefields of Vimy and Souchez and the main Bethune-Arras road, and the ruined towers that rise from it were used as an observation post during the French attacks at Neuville-St Vaast and Givenchy in May 1915. Ecoivres is a hamlet lying at the foot of the hill, to the south-west and about 1.5 kilometres from Mont St Eloi on the Arras-St Pol line. The ECOIVRES MILITARY CEMETERY is on the D49 road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Grave Marker – Tom Spence at Williams grave on April 8,2017
  • Grave Marker – William's headstone on April 8, 2017 with maple syrup from Perth and a maple leaf from his home.
  • Press Clipping – From the "McGill Honour Roll, 1914-1918".  McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1926.
  • Photo of William John McLean – William John Mclean and his wife.
  • Memorial – The War Memorial in Perth And District Collegiate Institute for former studnets of the school who participated in World War I.
  • Newspaper Clipping – From the Perth Courier for 18 May 1917.
  • Newspaper Clipping 2 – Letter published in the Perth Courier for 23 February 1917.
  • Attestation Papers – Officer's declaration form.
  • Newspaper Clipping
  • Newspaper Clipping 3 – Last letter to his father, published in the Perth Courier for 18 May 1917.
  • Newspaper Clipping 4 – A letter about William McLean's death, published in the Perth Courier for 18 May 1917.
  • Newspaper Clipping 5 – Clipping from the Perth Courier for 1 June 1917.
  • Grave Marker
  • Grave Marker – Photo courtesy Wilf Schofield, England
  • Newspaper Clipping – Source: McGill Daily October 1, 1917

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