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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- William James McLean -

Unknown person Name : William James McLean.

Son of Peter McLean and Annie McLean (née Payne), of Ryde.

Born 1882, Ryde.
  Census information :

1891 : Peter and Annie McLean, with their children including William aged 8, are at Linlithgow Cottage, Monkton Street, Ryde. Peter McLean is a Police Constable.

1901 : William James McLean, aged 19, is a Private, with the Provisional Battalion & Imperial Yeomanry, Maida & Mandora Barracks, Aldershot, Hampshire.

1901 : Peter McLean, aged 57, is listed at Myrtle Villa, Park Road, Ryde. He is a Retired Police Constable.

1911 : William James McLean, aged 29, is a Sergeant, (with the trade of Shoemaker) with the 2nd Bn., Hampshire Regiment, at Wynberg, Cape Of Good Hope, South Africa.

1911 : Peter and Annie McLean, with two unmarried daughters, are at 27 Albert Street, Ryde. Peter McLean is a Police Pensioner / Caretaker.
  Service details :

2/Lt William James McLean, 1st Bn., Essex Regiment.

Enlisted in the Hampshire Regiment about 1899.
Casualty details :

Died : 12 August 1916, aged 33.

Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

CWGC record ...

  Commemorated on these Memorials :

Carisbrooke Castle County War Memorial Panel 08 (as MACLEAN W J)

Ryde Borough War Memorial
Ryde Holy Trinity Church War Memorial

There is also an additional inscription on his parents' gravestone at Ryde Borough Cemetery [RSHG].
  Documents and newspaper cuttings :

Isle of Wight Times 24 August 1916
  Page Status :

Page last updated : 19 September 2014 (added to link to RSHG website)


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