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 Christina and Donald McLEAN from Scotland 1837



James Ernest Hopetoun (Jim) MCLEAN, Pte

James Ernest Hopetoun (Jim) MCLEAN, Pte

Male 1891 - 1968  (76 years)

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  • Name James Ernest Hopetoun (Jim) MCLEAN  [1
    Suffix Pte 
    Nickname Jim 
    Born 26 Jul 1891  Nhill Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Biography Notes 1894  Lake Boga Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Married: at Adelaide to Johanna Frances O'Donnell, b. 26/8/1894 at Lake Boga.


    James was a farmer in the Murrayville area but poor seasons finally forced him off the land just after the second World War. He then worked at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital until he retired at age 65.

    Death: He passed away in the same hospital on 31/1/1968 in his 77th year. He is buried at Springvale Cemetery.

    Johanna came to Murrayville in 1923 as a school teacher and taught at Rusbridge State School about 8 miles north of Murrayville.

    Death: She passed away on 1/8/1972 just 25 days short of her 78th birthday. She is buried beside James in the Springvale Cemetery.


    James owned a stripper and written on it with black lead pencil was the following:
    The Shearer was a Shearer
    When the Big "E" was a pup
    The Shearer is still a Shearer
    When the Big "E" is buggered up

    (These were makes of crop strippers (harvesters)) 
    Military Service 1914-1918  WWI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Enlisted Adelaide SA, sent Exeter, England 9.7.1917, France 25.8.1917, Wounded-France 14.8.1918, gassed-France 4.9.1918-Military Hospital (Page20), Adult influenza 31.10.1918-Military Hospital, GSW Wrist 26.9.17 (P22)-Invalided to UK, discharded bec "cessation of hostilities" page 19.
    P33 of letter dated 27.9.1950 made reference to service in WWI and WWII (certificates)  
    Military Service 1914-1918  WWI Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    James was a returned servicemen serving in France during the 1st World War (Light Horse Brigade). He was wounded there on at least two occasions. (He was with his brother, Colin, also killed in France.)

     
    Military Service 1939-1945  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1941-1945-Enlisted Australian Army 24 Jul 1941 at Murrayville, Royal Park VictoriaNOK: wife:Johanna,discharged 29 Nov 1945,a private in 12 Australian Garrison Battalion. James served on guard duties in Melbourne Victoria during the 2nd World War.
     
    Military Service 1939-1945  WWII Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    donald james hopetoun mcleans three children also served as volunteers. D. H. McLean and D. J. McLean, and his daughter, Mrs L. J. Gill (nee McLean), all served during World War 2 in the armed forces as volunteers. 
    Occupation c1940s  Murrayville SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James was a farmer in the Murrayville area but poor seasons finally forced him off the land just after the second World War. He then worked at the Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital until he retired at age 65. 
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    Residence 1860s-1968  Clayton Vic Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence: They resided at 14 Marshall Ave, Clayton, Vic. until their deaths.
     
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    Died 31 Jan 1968  Heidelberg Germany Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Death Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital Germany
    Buried Springvale Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I-3212  Christina and Donald McLean | John McLean's descendants
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2021 

    Father Donald Henry b1854 MCLEAN,   b. 27 Aug 1854, Angas Plains SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1933, Murrayville SA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship -1053 
    Mother Ellen Johannah FORD,   b. 1871, Gilberton SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1949, Birdwoodton Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship -1053 
    Married 23 Feb 1889  Norwood SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F-1053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Joanna Frances O'DONNELL,   b. 26 Aug 1894, Lake Boga Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1972, Springvale Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Adelaide SA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Douglas Hopetoun MCLEAN,   b. 20 Sep 1924, Murrayville SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 2010  (Age 85 years)  []
     2. DJ M
     3. LJ M
     4. CE M
     5. HB M
     6. HF M
     7. DHb M
     8. ME M
     9. Ian Maxwell MCLEAN,   b. 8 Aug 1935,   d. 22 Dec 1937  (Age 2 years)
     10. Gemmell John MCLEAN,   b. 14 Jul 1937, Murrayville Vic Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 2002, Hamilton Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  []
     11. AB M
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2019 07:41:28 
    Family ID F-1077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    0281 - Donald Henry McLean's car in 1916.jpg
    0281 - Donald Henry McLean's car in 1916.jpg
    DBB H (I3583)
    M U (I3234)

    STORIES
    5066 - James Ernest Hopetoun McLean & Joanna Frances O'Donnell
    5066 - James Ernest Hopetoun McLean & Joanna Frances O'Donnell
    John'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-77] https://nominal-rolls.dva.gov.au/, 23 Jan 2017 Researcher Lorna McLean.
      Kiata (?Kiala) Vic was as an unevidenced place of birth. alteredbut not deleted to details sourced from WWII nominal roll service records.

    3. [S-117] National Archive of Australia Military Records, naa.gov.au, 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      full military records of WWI and WWII available

    4. [S-117] National Archive of Australia Military Records, naa.gov.au, 9 Jan 2021 Researcher Lorna Mclean.
      full military records of WWI and WWII available...

    5. [S-11] Birth record attached to this profile.