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Douglas Hamilton MCLEAN, Flt Sargent/Bomb Aimer

Douglas Hamilton MCLEAN, Flt Sargent/Bomb Aimer

Male 1916 - 1974  (57 years)

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  • Name Douglas Hamilton MCLEAN  [1
    Suffix Flt Sargent/Bomb Aimer 
    Nickname Doug 
    Born 25 Jun 1916  St Peters SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes 1920's  Norwood SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    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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    • 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.

    Biography Notes 11 Nov 1940  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Driving a vehicle, causing a fatal accident. Nov 11 1940 Adelaide, South Australia 
    Military Service 1939-1945  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    After the Army he later joined the Airforce as a Navigator/bomb aimer on English Lancasters-crew of 9. He was away for two and a half years and wrote every day to his wife Lola.  
    Occupation 1956-1958  Morphetville SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Franchise grocery shop 1956?1958 Morphettville Varied duties including stock control, invoicing and despatch. Specialize duties with window dressing and using his fine hand writing ticket around the store.
     
    Cause of death 23 Apr 1974  Melbourne WA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Death: He died suddenly at Melbourne in 1974 having been at Perth with his second wife. 
    Occupation 1930's  St Peters SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    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.

     
    Died 23 Apr 1974  Melbourne Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 7
    Person ID I-1499  Christina and Donald McLean | Allan McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 

    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) 
    Relationship -490 
    Mother Adelaide Annie Barker THOMPSON,   b. 7 Jan 1888, Mt Barker SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 1929, St Peters SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship -490 
    Married 27 Sep 1913  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F-490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lola FUSS,   b. 11 Jan 1917, Kent Town SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 2011, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1941  Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. WH M
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2021 04:21:39 
    Family ID F-495  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Betty Lorraine SUNMAN, Corporal,   b. 10 Mar 1923, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 2013, Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 07:46:00 
    Family ID F-497  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Stories
    5022 - Douglas Hamilton McLean & Lola Fuss & Betty Sunman
    5022 - Douglas Hamilton McLean & Lola Fuss & Betty Sunman
    Allan's descendants - biography as published in the BRB in 1995.

  • Sources 
    1. [S-3] BRB 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995 copies available, Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. .

    2. [S-3] BRB 'Donald & Christina McLean & Their Descendants', 1995 copies available, Copies of the BRB available Strathalbyn National Trust Museum & Library, several libraries around Australia including State Library SA, and Western Australian Genealogical Society Bayswater WA Request assistance for locating a copy through 'Contact us' on this website. , page 89.

    3. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/user-details/product/uid-583134/coid-1/cid-2/request_data-%7B/quot;option-/quot;--/quot;com_search-/quot;,-/quot;Itemid-/quot;32-/quot;surname-/quot;mclean-/quot;check-/quot;1-/quot;gname-/quot;douglas_hamilton-/quot;year-/quot;-/quot;range-/quot;0-/quot;cusearch-/quot;Search-/quot;__utmc-/quot;175478836-/quot;__utmz-/quot;175478836_1509200000_157_3_utmcsr-google%7Cutmccn=(organic)%7Cutmcmd=organic%7Cutmctr=(not%20provided)/quot;a4bd3f58e9df756191d0f96ccbc0b1ee-/quot;e7015a7d200526083314a342d63ff4c5-/quot;__utma-/quot;175478836_1713450304_1501589010_1517009265_1517058645_392-/quot;__utmb-/quot;175478836_1_10_1517058645-/quot;%7D-.html, 26 Jan 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Douglas Hamilton MCLEAN Birth Date:1916 Jun25
      Father: George Robert MCLEAN Mother: Adelaide Annie Barker THOMPSON Birth Place/Residence: St Peters RefNo:981/233

    4. [S-245] my heritage family tree of WARREN MCLEAN, www.myheritage.com--requires log in , 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Driving a vehicle, causing a fatal accident.
      Nov 11 1940 Adelaide, South Australia

    5. [S-245] my heritage family tree of WARREN MCLEAN, www.myheritage.com--requires log in , 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      DEC 1932?1939 John Martin & Co. Education Sporting Scholarship
      1931?1932 Prince Alfred College Education Doug'd first High School 1929-1930 Adelaide Technical High School Education Doug's Primary Schooling 1924-1929 East Adelaide Public School
      Death Apr 14 1974 Hiedleberg Repetriation Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria


    6. [S-245] my heritage family tree of WARREN MCLEAN, www.myheritage.com--requires log in , 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Franchise grocery shop 1956?1958 Morphettville Varied duties including stock control, invoicing and despatch. Specialize duties with window dressing and using his fine hand writing ticket around the store.
      DEC 1932?1939
      John Martin & Co.
      Education Sporting Scholarship
      1931?1932
      Prince Alfred College
      Education Doug'd first High School
      1929?1930
      Adelaide Technical High School
      Education Doug's Primary Schooling
      1924?1929
      East Adelaide Public School
      Death Apr 14 1974
      Hiedleberg Repetriation Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria



    7. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au/user-details/product/uid-583134/coid-1/cid-2/request_data-%7B/quot;option-/quot;--/quot;com_search-/quot;,-/quot;Itemid-/quot;32-/quot;surname-/quot;mclean-/quot;check-/quot;1-/quot;gname-/quot;douglas_hamilton-/quot;year-/quot;-/quot;range-/quot;0-/quot;cusearch-/quot;Search-/quot;__utmc-/quot;175478836-/quot;__utmz-/quot;175478836_1509200000_157_3_utmcsr-google%7Cutmccn=(organic)%7Cutmcmd=organic%7Cutmctr=(not%20provided)/quot;a4bd3f58e9df756191d0f96ccbc0b1ee-/quot;e7015a7d200526083314a342d63ff4c5-/quot;__utma-/quot;175478836_1713450304_1501589010_1517009265_1517058645_392-/quot;__utmb-/quot;175478836_1_10_1517058645-/quot;%7D-.html, 26 Jan 2018 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Douglas Hamilton MCLEAN Birth Date:1916 Jun25 Death Date:1974,April23 Age: 57 y Publication Date: 1974,April 27 Publication: Advertiser

    8. [S-75] http://www.genealogysa.org.au requires login, https://www.genealogysa.org.au requires log in , 9 May 2019 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Groom Surname: MCLEAN Groom Given Names: George Robert Bride Surname: THOMPSON Bride Given Names: Adelaide Annie Barker Marriage Date: 27-Sep-1913 Marriage Place: Methodist Manse West Adelaide Groom Age: 33 Groom Marital Status: S
      Groom Father: Allan MCLEAN Bride Age: 25 Bride Marital Status: S Bride Father: Charles THOMPSON District: Hindmarsh Book/Page: 256/907 :

    9. [S-245] my heritage family tree of WARREN MCLEAN, www.myheritage.com--requires log in , 8 Feb Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      Marriage to: Douglas Hamilton McLean Dec 20 1941 Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide, South Australia Death Mar 18 2011 Repat Hospice