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Allan Robert (Bob) Charles MCLEAN

Allan Robert (Bob) Charles MCLEAN[1]

Male 1914 - 1989  (74 years)

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  • Name Allan Robert (Bob) Charles MCLEAN  [2
    Nickname Bob 
    Born 1 Feb 1914  [2
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • He attended East Adelaide and Norwood High Schools where he displayed considerable sporting ability so came to play League Football for Norwood and District Cricket for East Adelaide. He had a menswear and sporting goods store at Norwood Parade in partnership with Bruce Schulz (also a Norwood footballer) and during the Depression was offered a move to Port Adelaide and a job with the Fire Brigade. Bob married Jean Drew after a long courtship and they purchased land in the sandhills on the foreshore at Largs Bay and built there at Lady Gowrie Drive. Bob had a distinguished sporting career, representing the state in both in cricket and football. He played 222 league football games. His business career included the Heinz Company, Manager for Cottees then General Manager of the Port Adelaide Football Club. He received an O.B.E. for services to sport. He suffered a stroke and died 3 years after aged 75 in 1989 at the Christies Beach Nursing Home. Interred Centennial Park
    Died 1989  Christies Beach SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Centennial Park SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I-1490  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2015 

    Father George Robert MCLEAN,   b. 29 Oct 1880, Strathalbyn SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1955, Magill SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Mother Adelaide Annie Barker THOMPSON,   b. 1888,   d. 23 Aug 1929, St Peters SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 1913  Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F-490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean DREW,   b. 20 Sep 1919,   d. 11 Aug 1987  (Age 67 years) 
    Children 
     1. JL M
     2. IR M
     3. SE M
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 07:13:00 
    Family ID F-491  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0124 - Bob & Jean McLean.jpg
    0124 - Bob & Jean McLean.jpg
    0125 - Bob McLean & Doug Olds - Adelaide Oval in 1945.jpg
    0125 - Bob McLean & Doug Olds - Adelaide Oval in 1945.jpg

    Stories
    1995 - Allan Robert (Bob) Charles McLean & Jean Drew
    1995 - Allan Robert (Bob) Charles McLean & Jean Drew
    Biography as published in the BRB in 1995

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995), page 87. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S-3] BRB - 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', (Donald & Christina McLean Genealogical Council Inc, Strathalbyn 1995).