Edgar Gordon MCLEAN

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MCLEAN, Edgar Gordon

Service Number: 1796
Enlisted: 7 May 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion
Born: Randall Town, via Morgan, South Australia, 12 April 1894
Home Town: Renmark, Renmark Paringa, South Australia
Schooling: Renmark Public School
Occupation: Steamboat Officer (River Murray)
Died: Died of wounds (received at Gallipoli), Malta, 5 December 1915, aged 21 years
Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery
D. XI. 5.
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Men from Renmark and District Roll of Honor Boards (4), Prospect Malta G.C. and the ANZACs - "The Nurse of the Mediterranean"
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World War 1 Service

7 May 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 1796, Adelaide, South Australia
23 Jun 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 1796, 27th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
23 Jun 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 1796, 27th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Kanowna, Adelaide
25 Nov 1915: Wounded AIF WW1, Private, SN 1796, 27th Infantry Battalion, 'ANZAC' / Gallipoli, Bomb wound (abdomen)

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Biography

"..1796 Private Edgar Gordon McLean, 27th Battalion of Renmark, SA. A steam boat officer prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 2nd Reinforcements on HMAT Kanowna (A61) on 23 June 1915. He died at Malta on 5 December 1915, of wounds received on the Gallipoli Peninsula." - SOURCE (www.awm.gov.au)

"THE LATE PRIVATE E. G. McLEAN.

Private E. G. McLean, who died at Malta on December 5 from gunshot wound received in action, was the third son of Mr. and Mrs. A. McLean, of Renmark, and was 21 years of age. He left for the front with the 2nd Reinforcements of the 27th Battalion. Private McLean was very well known on the river boats, where he worked for over five years, and where his bright, cheerful disposition won for him a large circle of friends. At the time of his enlistment he was serving as mate on the William Randell, belonging to the Gem Navigation Company." - from the Adelaide Advertiser 31 Dec 1915 (nla.gov.au)

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Biography contributed by Geoffrey Gillon

He was 21 and the son of Alexander and Jane Caroline McLean, of 172, Avenue Helensdale, Glenelg, South Australia. His Next of Kin advised that he was born at Murray.