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3229   Private David McLean
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 19/05/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 1st Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 22/05/1915 (Killed in Action)
Age: 26
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,
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery
  Cape Helles, Gallipoli
Grave Ref: Sp Mem C-54
CWGC Casualty 603291
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.
Local Memorial Details

No Memorial Name Townland
1 Tobermore Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Tobermore
2 Desertmartin Church of Ireland - WW1 Roll of Honour Desertmartin
3 Tobermore War Memorial - WW1 - Part 2 Tobermore
Local Insitute / Local Book Details

No Name Page
1 Tobermore Book WW1 45
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McLean family 1901 census lists David as age 9 living with the family at house 3 in Tullyrowan, Tobermore, Londonderry
2 1911 Census lists 'McCleane' family 1911 census lists David as age 21 living with the family at house 17 in Mormeal, Tobermore, Londonderry
3 National Archives of Ireland Last Will and Testament of Private David McLean
4 National Archives UK Medal Card of Private David McLean can be purchased here
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Private David McLean's grave can be purchased here
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023