William Hugh McLEAN

Regimental number10/3806
Next of kinWife, Mrs Francis Bertha McLean, East Street, Feilding
Rank on embarkationCaptain
Unit nameNew Zealand Expeditionary Force, 10th Reinforcements, Wellington Infantry Battalion, B Company
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Wellington on 4 March 1916

Mentioned in Despatches

'Operations, British Front, Armentieres, 7th May to 7th August 1916, and Operations on Somme, 15th September to 2nd October 1916. As commander of a company Captain McLean has shown marked ability, cool judgement and organising power. His work especially brilliant on 1st October, when his company was ordered to support the 2nd Auckland Batt. on the left flank north of Baucourt L'Abbaye. He is worthy of special mention.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 4 January 1917

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He commanded his battalion during an attack upon a village, setting them a splendid example of gallantry and indifference to danger. After the village had been captured he led out two platoons through the enemy barrage against a heavy hostile counter attack, displaying throughout the operation a high example of courage and powers of leadership.'
Source: London Gazette
Date: 26 September 1917

SourcesNominal Roll Vol. 2: Roll 26, p. 10

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