Alexander James MCLAREN

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MCLAREN, Alexander James

Service Number: 3867
Enlisted: 17 July 1915, Melbourne, Victoria
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 8th Infantry Battalion
Born: Inglewood, Victoria, 17 December 1895
Home Town: Boort, Loddon, Victoria
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Timber trade
Died: Died of wounds, Ypres, Belgium, 13 October 1916, aged 20 years
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery
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World War 1 Service

17 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Melbourne, Victoria
23 Nov 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3867, 8th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ceramic, Adelaide
23 Nov 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3867, 8th Infantry Battalion

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Biography

"THE LATE PRIVATE A. J. McLAREN.

Mr. and Mrs.. D. McLaren, of Gawler Blocks, have been notified that their nephew, Private A..J. McLaren, died of gunshot wounds in the chest and foot on October 14. Their son, Sergeant C. R. McLaren, was killed on July 23 last. Before enlisting Private McLaren was engaged in the carpentry and building trade with his father, Mr. W. McLaren, of Boort, Victoria. He was born in that State on December 17, 1895. He enlisted on July 23, 1915, and sailed for Egypt on November 23. After remaining in Egypt for a time he was transferred to France. There are still six cousins of Private McLaren at the front— Lance-Corporal J. R. and Driver A. B. McLaren (of Gawler), Private L. McLaren (of Normanville), and S. R. McLaren (of Forest Range), Lieutenant J. H. McLaren (of South Africa), and Sister Tilly McLaren (of Western Australia)." - from the Adelaide Chronicle 11 Nov 1916 (nla.gov.au)

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