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14442874   Fusilier Robert McLean
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 18/07/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 11th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers (British Army)
Died: 27/10/1944 (Killed in Action)
Age: 20
Robert McLean was the son of Robert and Mary McLean. He was born about 1924. The family lived in the Mormeal area. Robert McLean and his brother Samuel McLean enlisted in November 1943 and both served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers. Fusilier Robert McLean was serving with the 11th Battalion when he was killed in action near Wouw in the Netherlands on 27th October 1944. He was struck by a grenade.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery
  Roosendaal, Noord-Brabant, 3
Grave Ref: Grave 7-A-15
CWGC Casualty 2034037
Bergen-op-Zoom is a town in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant, 40 kilometres north-west of Antwerp (Belgium). Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery and Bergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery are almost next to one another, 3 kilometres east of the town centre, on a road named Ruytershoveweg, which runs parallel with the A58 Bergen-op-Zoom to Roosendaal motorway. The cemeteries can be reached from the motorway by taking the Bergen-op-Zoom exit, which leads on to Rooseveltlaan. At the first crossroads the cemeteries are signposted to the right. There is a further signposted right turn after 1 kilometre, and the cemeteries are 2 kilometres along this road on the left-hand side.
Local Memorial Details

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1 Tobermore War Memorial - WW2 Tobermore
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1 Photo of Fusilier Robert McLean's grave
2 Facebook - Tobermore War Memorial Fusilier Robert McLean photo and newspaper reports
3 Facebook - Tobermore War Memorial Fusilier Robert McLean newspaper report
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Fusilier Robert McLean's grave can be purchased here
5 Wikipedia - Operation Pheasant Details of Operation Pheasant
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2023