«b»Lachlan Gordon McLean«/b» born 8/5/1889 at Minyip, Vic.
Married: Olive Gore Thorne (b. 14/2/1890, Warracknabeal, Vic.)
History: Lachlan attended Dunmunkle State School. He then worked on the family farm with his father and brothers. Early in 1916 he joined the Army and served in the 4th Machine Gun Squadron in Egypt and Palestine. Both his parents died while he was in the army. After discharge he returned to farming at Boolite and in 1920 married Olive Thorne. Rev. John Tyson conducted the service at the home of Olive's Uncle Fred Burton at Minyip. In 1925 they moved to Culgoa in the Mallee to a farm there. In 1950 he retired to Swan Hill.
Lachlan on 30/10/1969 at Swan Hill, Vic. aged 80.
Olive died at Swan Hill on 29/4/1980 aged 90 years.
Both are buried in the Swan Hill Cemetery.
[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. .
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