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22/04/2017 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.
04/02/2016 Prior to enlisting, Jackson McLean worked as a wheelwright.
04/02/2016 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.
04/02/2016 Jackson McLean was born on 30th June 1879 in the Tobermore area. He was one of at least eight children.
04/02/2016 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)
04/02/2016 Before emigrating to Canada, Jackson spent three years with the Duke of Connaught Rifles.
04/02/2016 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.
04/02/2016 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.
04/02/2016 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.
04/02/2016 Private Jackson McLean has no known grave and is commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, near Arras in France.
04/02/2016 The CWGC record Private Jackson McLean as the son of the late Jackson and Margaret McLean.
04/02/2016 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.
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