Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Donald McLean

In memory of:

Private Donald McLean

April 9, 1917

Military Service


Service Number:

129094

Force:

Army

Unit:

Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment)

Division:

72nd Bn.

Additional Information


Born:

February 22, 1880

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

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

C. 17.

Location:

The Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery stands on the western slopes of Vimy Ridge above the village of Souchez. The Cemetery is best reached by car or by foot from the village of Souchez, which is situated on the D937 Arras-Bethune road. Starting from the village square, the cemetery is signposted by CWGC directional signs and is approximately 3 kilometres outside of the village. Givenchy-en-Gohelle was taken by the 2nd Canadian Division on the 13th April, 1917 and remained in British hands during the rest of the War. The Canadian Cemetery was begun by the Canadian Corps, under the name of C.D. 20 in March, 1917, and two further graves were added in March, 1918. The cemetery covers an area of 308 square metres and is enclosed by a low rubble wall.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Digital Collection

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  • Photo of DONALD MCLEAN – Picture postcard sent to his niece, Mary McLean Liddell, by Donald McLean. He is the gentleman in the middle. Taken in front of a stable where he and his battalion were billeted (4 to a stall, according to what he wrote on the back of the postcard).
  • Photo of DONALD MCLEAN – "Death Penny" issued to his family.
  • Memorial Scroll – Memorial Scroll
  • Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery – The Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery, located on Vimy Ridge. The cemetery is in a wooded area, walking distance from the Canadian Memorial. (J. Stephens)
  • Grave Marker – The grave marker at the Givenchy-en-Gohelle Canadian Cemetery located on Vimy Ridge, walking distance from the Canadian Memorial. May he rest in peace. (J. Stephens)

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