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Thomas Gordon McLean

In memory of:

Lance Corporal Thomas Gordon McLean

July 19, 1916

Military Service


Service Number:

475969

Age:

21

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (Eastern Ontario Regiment)

Additional Information


Born:

June 5, 1895

Commemorated on Page 129 of the First World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

VI. B. 17.

Location:

RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (Transport Farm) is located 2 Km south east of Ieper town centre, on the Komenseweg, a road connecting Ieper to Komen (N336). From Ieper town centre the Komenseweg is located via the Rijselsestraat, through the Rijselpoort (Lille Gate) and crossing the Ieper ring road, towards Armentieres and Lille. The road name then changes to Rijselseweg. 1 Km along the Rijselseweg lies the left hand turning onto Komenseweg. The cemetery itself is located 1.2 Km along the Komenseweg on the right hand side of the road.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Calgary Herald. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Newspaper Clipping– From the Toronto Star. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me
  • Memorial– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Photo of THOMAS GORDON MCLEAN– Photo from the National Memorial Album of Canadian Heroes c.1919. Submitted for the project, Operation: Picture Me.
  • Grave Marker– Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Stone of Remembrance ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Cemetery– Cemetery ... Railway Dugouts Burial Ground … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of Thomas Gordon McLean– From The War Book of Upper Canada College, edited by Archibald Hope Young, Toronto, 1923.  This book is a Roll of Honour including former students who served during the First World War.
  • Memorial Tablet– Lance-Corporal Thomas Gordon McLean is remembered on this brass Memorial Tablet. It was unveiled on May 1st, 1921 in memory of Upper Canada College students who died on active service during  the First World War.  Upper Canada College is located in Toronto, Ontario.
  • Commemorative Plaque– Memorial Plaque commemorating barristers and students, members of the Alberta law society, who died while serving in the First World War.
  • Grave Marker– The grave marker at the Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens 2010)
  • Railway Dugouts Burial Ground– The Railway Dugouts Burial Ground Cemetery, located approximately 3 kilometres to the south of Ieper, Belgium. May they rest in peace. (J. Stephens)

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