DIVISIONAL UNIT: 4th Canadian Infantry Division
10th Infantry Brigade
47th Battalion - West Ontario
Canadian Infantry Corps
SERVICE NO: 654740
RESIDENCE: Goderich – Ontario
DATE OF BIRTH: December 2, 1892
Goderich – Goderich Township – County of Huron - Ontario
DATE OF DEATH: September 26, 1918 25 years 9 months
CEMETERY: Queant Communal British Cemetery –Queant –
Pas de Calais – France
PARENT: Mr. Alex MacLean – Goderich – Ontario
Occupation: Sailor Religion: Presbyterian
Enlistment: Goderich – April 8, 1916 – 161st Huron Battalion
Enlistment Age: 23 years 4 months
The 161st arrived in England on November 11, 1916 on the S.S. Lapland.
At the end of February 1917, he proceeds overseas to France and joins his unit in mid August.
Sergeant Maclean was on reconnaissance duty near Inchy-an-Artois preparing for an upcoming attack on the Marquion Line when he was killed by an enemy artillery shell. His unit was located in the trenches south west of Inchy-en-Artois.
During the night of Sept. 25/26th, “C” Company took casualties from enemy shelling.
In the afternoon “C” Company lost two platoon Sergeants.
At 7:15 pm heavy enemy shelling came down causing a number of casualties.
The casualties during the day were 4 killed and 10 wounded.
During the day, the Brigade’s heavy artillery had been pounding the enemy wire and it was reported that there had been lanes blasted for the infantry.
Note: The spelling on Goderich cenotaph is incorrect. He is listed there B McLean.