BiographyAllan Maclean enlisted in 1916, at the time of enlistment his mother was living at Wisemans Ferry.
In June 1917 he was wounded in the back but returned to action and in July 1918 he was promoted to the rank of Lance Corporal.
He died of wounds at the 6th Australian Field Ambulance after being hit in his right arm by a shell while waiting in a support trench. His company was being moved up to the front line. It was reported that he had lost a lot of blood on the trip back to the dressing station and was not expected to live. He was said to have said to a friend “I’ll see you in Blighty old chap, good bye”, just before he was taken back to the dressing station.
Age23Date of Death9th August 1918Civil employmentFarmerRelationshipsSon of Allan and Elvira McLean, of the Public School, Numba, NSW
Service number6145RankLance CorporalRegiment20th BattalionPlace of enlistmentR.A.S.G, SydneyPlace of embarkmentSydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 AscaniusDate of embarkment25th October 1916Place of deathAmiens, FranceBattleSecond Battle of AmiensMemorial or CemeterySt Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, FranceMemorial/Cemetery Wisemans Ferry Bowling ClubMemorial NotesAllan McLean is also commemorated on the Wisemans Ferry War Memorial which was unveiled on ANZAC day 2015.KeywordsFirst World WarWisemans Ferry
Hornsby Shire (27th Mar 2020). Allan McLean. In Website Hornsby Shire. Retrieved 2nd Apr 2020 14:48, from https://hornsbyshire.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/3426