Douglas Rendle MACLEAN

MACLEAN, Douglas Rendle

Service Number: 4836
Enlisted: Not yet discovered
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 9th Infantry Battalion
Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 9 October 1895
Home Town: Brisbane, Brisbane, Queensland
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Carpenter
Died: Cerebro Spinal Fever, ULucknow Isolation Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England nited Kingdom, 15 September 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Tidworth Military Cemetery, England
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Wynnum & Manly Sailing Club Roll of Honour
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World War 1 Service

28 Mar 1916: Involvement Private, 4836, 9th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '9' embarkation_place: Brisbane embarkation_ship: HMAT Commonwealth embarkation_ship_number: A73 public_note: ''
28 Mar 1916: Embarked Private, 4836, 9th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Commonwealth, Brisbane

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Biography contributed by Cathy Sedgwick

The summary below was completed by Cathy Sedgwick – Facebook “WW1 Australian War Graves in England/UK/Scotland/Ireland”

Died on this date – 15th September…… Douglas Rendle MacLean was born at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia on 9th October, 1895.

He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.) on 4th September, 1915 aged 19 years & 11 months, single & a Carpenter from Wynnum, Cleveland Line, Queensland.

Private Douglas Rendle MacLean, Service number 4836, embarked from Brisbane, Queensland on HMAT Commonwealth (A73) on 28th March, 1916 with the 9th Infantry Battalion, 15th Reinforcements.

He embarked for overseas from Alexandria on Arcadian (no date recorded). Private MacLean was taken on strength from Egypt with 3rd Training Battalion at Perham Downs, Wiltshire, England on 9th August, 1916.

Reinforcements were only given basic training in Australia. Training was completed in training units in England. Some of these were located in the Salisbury Plain & surrounding areas in the county of Wiltshire.

On 18th August, 1916 Private MacLean was admitted to Brigade Camp Hospital, A.I.F., Perham Down, Wiltshire  with Jaundice. He was transferred on 19th August, 1916 to Delhi Hospital (as per Hospital Admissions form).

He was admitted to Lucknow Isolation Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire on 19th August, 1916 dangerously ill.

Private Douglas Rendle MacLean died on 15th September, 1916 at Lucknow Isolation Hospital, Tidworth, Wiltshire, England from Cerebro Spinal Fever.

He was buried in Tidworth Military Hospital, Wiltshire, England where 172 other WW1 Australian War Graves are located.

(The above is a summary of my research. The full research can be found by following the link below)