Name:-   MacLean, A.F.

Nationality:-    Indian

Age :-   

Rank:-   Captain



Service:-   Army

Regiment / ship:-  33rd Punjabis

Date of death:-   8th August 1915

Cemetery / Memorial:-    Helles Memorial, Greece

Area of cemetery / memorial :-    Panel 26

Family information:-

Extra information:-

Blairgowrie Advertiser 4th September 1915 page 4

"Officer Connected with Coupar Angus"

"Captain Alastair FitzHugh MacLean, 33rd Punjabis, attached to the 14th Sikhs, was killed at the Dardinelles between 6th and 10th.  He was the youngest son of Major-General Charles MacLean, C.B., C.I.E., of Milton House, Fareham, Hants., and brother of the late Lieutenant Hector Lachlan Stewart MacLean, V.C., Queen's Own Corp. of Guides, and the late Captain Donald C.H. MacLean, D.S.O. of the Royal Scots.  He served throughout the Tibet campaign, and afterward in Somaliland (Tibet Medal).  Coming to Egypt shortly after the outbreak of War, he took part in the repulse of the Turkish raid on the Suez Canel.  He married Anne Forbes Ogilvy, daughter of the late Walter Ogilvy, and niece of Mr. Ogilvy of Clover, Forfarshire, and leaves an only son.  Captain McLean was 32 years of age.

The mother of the deceased soldier is a sister of Captain Barnsfather, Beechwood, Coupar Angus.  About twenty years ago, when the gallant lads mentioned in the above paragraph were boys, the family stayed for several seasons at Baldinnie Farm House, and and some years afterwards at Woodlands, Blairgowrie, and they were well known in the district."

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