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Douglas Hamilton MCLEAN

Douglas Hamilton MCLEAN

Male 1916 - 1974  (58 years)

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  • Name Douglas Hamilton MCLEAN  [1
    Nickname Doug 
    Born 1916  [1
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes
    • After attending East Norwood High Schools Doug has awarded a scholarship (sporting) to Prince Alfred College where he did his Intermediate Examination.
      Like his brother, Doug's sporting ability was notable and he played League Football for Norwood as well as District Cricket.

      From school he worked as a window dresser and ticket writer at John Martins, Adelaide before being conscripted into the Army. He later joined the Airforce and went to England where he was a Navigator/bomb aimer on Lancasters which had a crew of 9. He was away for two and a half years and wrote every day to his wife Lola. He left with dark wavy hair and returned with much of it grey and to see his son Warren for the first time.

      Subsequent to the War he had trouble settling down as happened to many service personnel and he worked as a traveller for Gordon and Gotch, Adelaide and the Heinz Company and later managed a footwear business.

      He later worked at Melbourne where he managed a Holden car dealership.
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      Married«/b» twice : 1st: «b»Lola Fuss, «/b»2nd: «b»Betty Sunman«/b».
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      Death«/b»: He died suddenly at Melbourne in 1974 having been at Perth with his second wife. «b»

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    Died 1974  Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-1504  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 21 May 2016 

    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 1 Lola FUSS 
    Children 
     1. WH M
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 07:39:00 
    Family ID F-495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Betty SUNMAN,   b. Yes, Date Unknown 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 07:46:00 
    Family ID F-497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Stories
    1995 - Douglas Hamilton McLean & Lola Fuss & Betty Sunman
    1995 - Douglas Hamilton McLean & Lola Fuss & Betty Sunman
    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).