Dunbar Hudson McLean

Mar 9, 1891

Born in Ottawa, Ontario to John Douglas and Annie Stone (nee Hudson) McLean


Ottawa Journal, March 8, 1910


Nov 7, 1914

Attested into the 21st Battalion in Kingston, Ontario


Ø  Number 59733 (temporary number 900)

Ø  Next of kin given as J.D. McLean, 315 Somerset St., Ottawa, Ontario

Ø  Previous occupation given as Civil Servant

Ø  Previous military experience given as 43rd Regiment DCOR (Duke of Cornwall’s Own Rifles) in Ottawa

Ø  Religion given as Baptist

Ø  Posted to “H” Company

o   This was later reorganized into “D” Company

The 21st Battalion trained in the Kingston, Ontario area through the winter of 1914-15.


Dec 6, 1914

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal with pay


May 6, 1915

Embarked the RMS Metagama in Montreal, Quebec



May 15, 1915

Disembarked in Devonport, England and the battalion proceeded to the West Sandling Camp, near Hythe, Kent to continue training


Jun 25, 1915

Appointed to the provisional rank of Corporal


Jul 1, 1915

Confirmed in the rank of Corporal


Sep 14, 1915

Embarked the St. Seiriol in Folkestone



Sep 15, 1915

Disembarked in Boulogne, France and the battalion proceeded to St. Omer


Mar 19, 1916

Reverted to the rank of Private at his own request


Sep 18, 1916

Appointed to the rank of Lance Corporal


Oct 25, 1916

Admitted to the No. 5 CFA (Canadian Field Ambulance with a diagnosis that reads Multiple Infections and discharged to duty the same day


Nov 13, 1916

Transferred to the 4th Canadian Division Supply Column at his own request in order to serve with a family member


Dec 3, 1916

Reverted to the rank of Private at his own request


Dec 25, 1916

Transferred to the CTD (Canadian Training Division) and proceeded to Shorncliffe, England to obtain a Commission


Jan 31, 1917

Transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in East Sandling pending attending Officer Training


Feb 3, 1917

Granted leave until February 12, 1917


Feb 12, 1917

Leave extended to February 18, 1917


Mar 19, 1917

Transferred to the EORD (Eastern Ontario Regimental Depot) and attached to the OTC (Officer Training Course) in Bexhill


Apr 28, 1917

Appointed to a Commission with the rank of Lieutenant per London Gazette #4786 and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


Jun 26, 1917

Attached to the Royal Airforce School of Aeronautics in Reading

To receive Flying Pay at $1.00 per day


Aug 14, 1917

Posted to the Brigade Pool


Jan 9, 1918

Transferred to the No. 8 Training School


Jan 28, 1918

After a medical exam, he was declared to be unfit to fly for 2 weeks, but was able to continue ground instruction


Mar 6, 1918

Ceased pilot training


Mar 18, 1918

Attached to the No. 1 Aviation School of Gunnery


Mar 25, 1918

Applied to be returned to Canadian Army


Apr 12, 1918

Returned to the CEF and transferred to the 6th Reserve Battalion in Seaford


May 31, 1918

Embarked the SS Olympic in Liverpool



Jun 6, 1918

Disembarked in Halifax, Nova Scotia


Jun 13, 1918

Discharged from the CEF to resume his civilian occupation as a Civil Servant

Following the end of the war, the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medals were sent to him at RR #1 Langley, British Columbia


Nov 8, 1919

Married to Laura Mary Eva Bentz in Vancouver, British Columbia


Jul 3, 1925

Dunbar’s wife Laura died in Chilliwack, British Columbia


Nov 14, 1931

Married to Ellen Winnifred Dallas in Ottawa, Ontario


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