1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
22/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
David McLean was the son of Samuel and Mary McLean. He was born about 1892 in the Desertmartin area. David McLean enlisted originally on 17th July 1908 in Coleraine with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was aged 18 and three months. Like his father and brothers, David was a labourer. The family lived midway between Tobermore, Desertmartin and Draperstown. He was recalled by the colours at the outbreak of the war. Private David McLean was serving with the 1st Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers when he was killed in action on Saturday 22nd May 1915 at the Dardanelles. In his will he left all to his wife, Minnie McLean,
Take the road opposite the Kabatepe Museum to Helles/Alcitepe. After 14.2 km's, take a right turn at the 'T' junction to Twelve Tree Copse and other Helles cemeteries. After 14.3 km's take the left fork and the cemetery will be found on the right after 15.4 km's. Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery is in the Helles area, about 1 km south-west of the village of Krithia.