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425145   Private Jackson McLean
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Dated added: 01/01/2016   Last updated: 22/04/2017
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 29th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Canadian Army)
Date Of Birth: 30/06/1879
Died: 11/09/1916 (Killed in Action)
Age: 37
Summary      
Jackson McLean was the son of Jackson and Margaret McLean. He was born on 30th June 1879 in the Tobermore area. He was one of at least eight children. They lived in Mormeal, Tobermore. His father was a farmer. Jackson was a carpenter. Before emigrating to Canada, Jackson spent three years with the Duke of Connaught Rifles. Private Jackson McLean was serving with the 29th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 11th September 1916.
Further Information
Jackson McLean was the son of Jackson and Margaret McLean. Jackson McLean and Margaret Lyle were married on 21st March 1876 in the district of Magherafelt.
Jackson McLean was born on 30th June 1879 in the Tobermore area. He was one of at least eight children.
Family: Jackson McLean, Margaret McLean, Robert McLean (born 22nd October 1877), Jackson McLean (born 30th June 1879), John McLean (born 4th November 1881), Hugh McLean (born 14th April 1884), Stewart McLean (born 11th April 1886) Lizzie Jeanette McLean (born 9th July 1888), Hester McLean (born 10th December 1890), Maggie McLean (born 2nd June 1894)
The 1901 census lists Jackson as age 20 living with the family at house 19 in Mormeal, Tobermore, County Londonderry. Jackson was a carpenter. His father was a farmer.
Before emigrating to Canada, Jackson spent three years with the Duke of Connaught Rifles.
Prior to enlisting, Jackson McLean worked as a wheelwright.
Jackson McLean enlisted originally in Winnipeg on 21st December 1914. He gave his next of kin as his father Robert McLean, who was living at 131 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
A second set of attestment papers, dated six months later on 17th May 1915, shows he enlisted in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. His trade is described as a millwright in these papers.
Private Jackson McLean was serving with the 29th Battalion of the Canadian Infantry when he was killed in action in France on 11th September 1916.
The Canadian Circumstances of Death Register records that Private Jackson McLean was killed in action on 11th September 1916. His unit were involved in an attack south west of Courcelette at the time.
Private Jackson McLean has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, near Arras in France.
The CWGC record Private Jackson McLean as the son of the late Jackson and Margaret McLean.
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Relevant Magherafelt Area Locations
No Location Region Location Notes Longtitude Latitude
1 Mormeal, Draperstown Draperstown Census listing in Mormeal, Tobermore 54.792430 -6.754655
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists McLean family 1901 census lists Jackson as age 20 living with the family at house 19 in Mormeal, Tobermore, Londonderry
2 Canadian Great War Project Details of Private Jackson McLean
3 Canadian Virtual War Memorial Details of Private Jackson McLean
4 Circumstances of Death Registers Details of Private Jackson McLean's death
5 Private Private Jackson McLean Canadian Military Papers includes dob.
Magherafelt District's War Dead Acknowledgements 2014-2020