Patrick MCLEAN


MCLEAN, Patrick

Service Number: 3422
Enlisted: 23 July 1915, Keswick, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 50th Infantry Battalion
Born: Sevenhill, South Australia, 8 March 1892
Home Town: Sevenhill, South Australia
Schooling: Sister's of St Joseph School
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed In Action, Mouquet Farm, France, 16 August 1916, aged 24 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Clare WW1 Memorial Arch, Sevenhill & Penwortham District War Memorial WW1, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

23 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3422, Keswick, South Australia
27 Oct 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3422, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
27 Oct 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3422, 10th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Benalla, Adelaide
16 Aug 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3422, 50th Infantry Battalion, Mouquet Farm

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Biography contributed by John Edwards

"...3422 Private (Pte) Patrick McLean, 50th Battalion from Seven Hills, South Australia. A 22 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 26 July 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 11th Reinforcements of the 10th Battalion from Adelaide on 27 October 1915 aboard HMAT Benalla (A24). After further training in Egypt, he transferred to the 50th Battalion and proceeded to France where he was killed in action at Mouquet Farm on 16 August 1916. Pte McLean is commemorated on the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux, France with others who have no known grave." - SOURCE (


Mr. and Mrs. M. McLean, of Sevenhills, have been notified that their son, Private Patrick McLean, was killed in action in France on August 16. He joined the forces in July, 1915, and left Adelaide on October 27 the same year. He was born and educated at the Sisters of St. Joseph, Sevenhills, and was well liked and respected in the district." from the Adelaide Chronicle 07 Oct 1916 (