Monday 27 December 2010

Private Evert Rea McLean, MM

Born on 27 January 1897 in Augusta Township, Ontario - next of kin listed as Mrs. Jane McLean, Spencerville, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as student; single; no current or previous military service; Protestant; height of 5 feet 5.5 inches; chest of 33.5 inches fully expanded.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, on 15 April 1915 (number 410151) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - invalided sick to England on 3 May 1917.

Awarded the Military Medal - no official citation - unit recommendation dated 17 April 1917: "For valuable service rendered in keeping lines repaired to advanced station during action of Apr. 9/17."

(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; Canadian War Museum, 19680229-001, Manu 58C 1 2.18, Honours and Awards, 38th Battalion (Records of recommendations for honours and awards and mentioned in dispatches 19161121 19190117))

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