Walter Scott MACLEAN

MACLEAN, Walter Scott

Service Number: 50372
Enlisted: 15 January 1918, Sydney, NSW
Last Rank: Trooper
Last Unit: 12th Light Horse Regiment
Born: Nowra, NSW, 31 October 1898
Home Town: Lindfield, Ku-ring-gai, New South Wales
Schooling: Barker College
Occupation: Bank Clerk
Died: Heart Failure, Sydney, NSW, 28 August 1932, aged 33 years
Cemetery: South Head General Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia
Catholic Cemetery
Memorials: Commercial Banking Company of Sydney WW1 Honour Roll
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World War 1 Service

15 Jan 1918: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 50372, 1st to 15th (NSW) Reinforcements, Sydney, NSW
12 Nov 1918: Involvement AIF WW1, Trooper, SN 50372, 12th Light Horse Regiment

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Biography contributed by Faithe Jones

"That was a good game," said Walter Scott Maclean (33), as he sat down yesterday afternoon after finishing a set of tennis with friends at the Agricultural Hall, Show Ground. A few minutes later Maclean fell forward from a bench on which he was seated, and his partner found that he was dead.
Maclean, a bank teller, who lived in Ramsgate Ave., Bond!, had thoroughly enjoyed the set, and seemed in perfect health. The body was taken by Central Ambulance to St. Vincent's Hospital, where life was formally pronounced extinct.

Collapse After a Game.
Walter Scott Maclean, 33, of Ramsgate avenue, Bondi, collapsed and died yesterday afternoon while engaged In a game of tennis at the Indoor courte at the Royal Agricultural Showground. After finishing a set, Maclean sat down to rest, and the members
of his party were alarmed to see him collapse. The Central District Ambulance was summoned, and Maclean was rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital, but he was dead. The body was taken to the morgue. Sergeant Smith, of Darlinghurst, who was also summoned, discovered that Maclean, who was a big, healthy looking man, had never complained of feeling unwell, and the suddenness of his collapse had been a great shock to the members of his party. It is thought that death was caused by a heart attack.

The death occurred on Sunday of Mr. Walter Scott Fitzroy Maclean, only son of the late Mr. John Maclean, of Nowra, and Mrs. C. Maclean, of Lindfield, at the age of 33 years. Mr. Maclean was educated at Barker College, Hornsby, and later entered the service of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney, Ltd., and was stationed at various country offices, and also at head office. He enlisted at the age of 18 years in the 12th Light Horse, and saw service in Palestine. The remains were interred at South Head Cemetery yesterday afternoon.