Thursday, 12 August 2010

Lieutenant George MacLean

Born on 14 September 1884 in Pictou, Nova Scotia - son of James Maclean, Pictou, Nova Scotia - at the time of his enlistment in 1916: present address in Pictou, Nova Scotia; trade as merchant; Presbyterian; currently a member of the 78th Regiment; no previous military service.

Joined the 237th Battalion, CEF, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on 15 June 1916 - taken on the strength of the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 6 March 1917 - wounded on 11 or 13 September 1917 - rejoined the 38th Battalion on 31 October 1917 - captured and made a prisoner of war on 10 August 1918 - repatriated on 13 December 1918.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

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