Carden Patrick Gose MCLEAN


MCLEAN, Carden Patrick Gose

Service Number: 2956
Enlisted: 5 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Corporal
Last Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion
Born: Dandenong, Victoria, 23 April 1896
Home Town: Dandenong, Greater Dandenong, Victoria
Schooling: Scotch College
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Killed in Action, France, 6 November 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers
Memorials: Australian War Memorial, Roll of Honour, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

5 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 2956, Melbourne, Victoria
10 Sep 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 2956, 5th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
10 Sep 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 2956, 5th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Star of Victoria, Melbourne
1 Aug 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 5th Infantry Battalion
7 Oct 1916: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 5th Infantry Battalion
6 Nov 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Corporal, SN 2956, 5th Infantry Battalion, Flers/Gueudecourt

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Carden Patrick Gose McLEAN was born on 23rd April, 1896 in Dandenong, Victoria

His parents were Alexander Thomas McLEAN and Mary Louisa GILL

He had 3 years previous Military service as a Cadet with the 45th Infantry, 6 months with the Australian Light Horse in Dandenong and 9 months with the 48th Infantry

Carden was employed as a Clerk at the Melbourne Steamship Company when he enlisted in Melbourne on 5th July, 1915 with the 5th Infantry Battalion and embarked with the 9th reinforcements on 10th September, 1915 - he was transferred to the Lewis Machine Gun Section of the Battalion on 19th May, 1916

He was Killed in Action on 6th November, 1916 at the Battle of Guedecourt and buried in the AIF Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Guedecourt, 3 miles SSW of Bapaume - a Cross was erected on his grave with his name & Service No. - his name is memorialised on the Australian War Memorial & the Villers Bretonneux Memorial.

Carden was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal & the Victory Medal

His brother Kenneth Arthur McLEAN (/explore/people/276992) was a Captain in the Australian Army Medical Corp in WW1 and was awarded the Military Cross & Bar - he also served in WW2