Richard Joseph MCLEAN

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MCLEAN, Richard Joseph

Service Number: 6446
Enlisted: 1 March 1916
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion
Born: Portarlington, Victoria, Australia, 1890
Home Town: Kensington, Melbourne, Victoria
Schooling: Portarlington State School, Victoria
Occupation: Joiner
Died: Killed in action, Menin Road, Belgium, 21 September 1917
Cemetery: Hooge Crater Cemetery
Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. I
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 6446, 23rd Infantry Battalion
23 Nov 1916: Involvement Private, SN 6446, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
23 Nov 1916: Embarked Private, SN 6446, 23rd Infantry Battalion, HMAT Hororata, Melbourne
1 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Belgium
23 Aug 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Belgium
21 Sep 1917: Involvement Corporal, SN 6446, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Third Ypres
21 Sep 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 6446, 23rd Infantry Battalion, Menin Road

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Biography contributed by Robert Wight

Brother: 3890 Pte Huey Walter McLEAN, 58th Bn, killed in action, 19 July 1916.