Below is part of a military family history compiled by
L.T. Welch II

These pages, and the additional photos, were supplied by Alexander's sons, James, John and Paul, and reproduced here with their permission




James E McLellan

The McLellan family 1915

Alex standing on left. (wounded with 21st Bttn
James standing rear. (killed in action with the 21st Bttn
Archie sitting in uniform (killed in action with the 38th Bttn)
Aneas sitting in the front (wounded with the 7th Field Coy, RCE)


James McLellan on left and Alex McLellan on Right 1916


James (centre) August 1916 as a bugler

James McLellan on an Indian motorcycle in 1916


James McLellan on left, and his brother, Alex on right, somewhere in France in 1917


James on left with his brother, Aneas McLellan (Artillery, wounded Aug 29, 1918) on right, somewhere in France, Sept 1917
It would appear that the 2 photos above were taken in the same location on the same date, so it would seem that the 3 brothers were able to spend some time together before James was killed and both Alex and Aneas were wounded



KIA Aug 8, 1918
Crucifix Corner Cemetery
Villers-Bretonneux France


War memorial at Lost Villages Museum near Long Sault Ontario comemorating James and Archie McLellan

Note that the name at the top, Lawrence E Abbott, was also a member of the 21st Battalion




For the 7 nights leading up to November 11, 2010, the names of all Canadian soldiers were projected onto the Belgian War Memorial in Ypres.  At the same time, the same names were being broadcast via the internet to schools across Belgium and Canada.  The image above shows the opening ceremonies at the Belgian War Memorial on November 4, 2010. 

Below on the left is the name of James McLellan being projected on that wall.  Below right shows the name being broadcast to the schools.  Each name appeared for 25 seconds and each night 9,700 names were shown.

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