Alexander McLean was the son of Hugh and Ann McClean. He was born in Portglenone on 13th June 1898. His father was a farm labourer. They lived in the Portglenone area, latterly in Bracknamuckley. Rifleman Alexander McLean was serving with the 11th Battalion of the Royal Irish Rifles when he was killed in action in Belgium on Tuesday 29th May 1917.
Pond Farm Cemetery is located south-west of Ieper near the village of Wulvergem. From Ieper town centre follow the Rijselstraat to the roundabout at the ring road; go straight over the roundabout and follow direction for Armentieres. In the next village at the roundabout bear right in the direction of Mesen. Follow the main road straight through Wijtschate and onto Mesen. On reaching the village of Mesen, turn right at the crossroads in the direction of Wulvergem. At the crossroads in Wulvergem by the church turn right in the direction of Wijtschate. Follow this road for a short distance then take the first turning left into Vrooilandstraat. The cemetery is along here on the left.