Peter Maclean, 12B Crowlista

Last address in Lewis: 12B Crowlista,
Son of Peter and Jane Maclean. Born at Crowlista, Lewis, Scotland.
Service unit: 16th Australian Infantry
Service number: 6304
Date of death: 11 April 1917 at the age of 40
Killed in action in France
Memorial: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial,
Local memorial: Uig, Timsgarry

Son of Peter Maclean
Height: 6 ft 0 in
Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Black
Religious denomination: Presbyterian

Joined up in Blackboy Hall
Date of attestation: 16 February 1916
Age at attestation: 39 years
Service unit: Australians

Peter appears in the 1881 census, aged 4, the son of Jane (45), and brother of Kenneth (19), Jane (17), John (13), Malcolm (11), Anne (8) and Hector (6).  

Stornoway Gazette
This week, information was conveyed to Mr John Maclean, Crowlista, that his brother, Pte Peter Maclean, Australians, was killed in action on 11 April 1917. Peter had served in Egypt during the South-African campaign, after which he came back to this country and served some time in the Glasgow police force. Six years ago, he went to Australia to try his fortune there. He was very successful, but 18 months ago he left a thriving business and in his country's hour of need volunteered to come to her assistance. His unit did good work in Egypt first, and is now distinguishing itself  so conspicuously in France.

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