Roll of Honour

2nd Lieutenant

Donald MacLean

Student

Donald MacLean was born on the 14th April 1895, and was the youngest son of John - a missionary - and Harriet MacLean. The family lived at of "Boumont", Barfillan Drive, and Donald attended the nearby secondary school of Bellahouston Academy.

Memorial chapel at the University of Glasgow
The Memorial Chapel at the University of Glasgow

Donald joined the University of Glasgow in the session of 1914-15, shortly after the outbreak of war. Aged nineteen, he enrolled in the College of Arts, taking classes in Natural Philosophy and Mathematics. In undertaking an Arts Degree, Donald was well on his way to succeeding in his planned career of joining the ministry.

As the war continued, the need for trained soldiers increased. While at University in 1915 Donald joined the Officers' Training Corps, and was quickly gazetted into the 8th Battalion Cameron Highlanders. After arriving in France he became attached to the 6th Battalion of the same regiment.

On the 12th October 1916, Donald was in charge of a working party, when he was wounded by a piece of shell. Before the shrapnel could be removed, another shell burst close by, killing him.

2nd Lieutenant Donald MacLean is buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery in France. He is remembered in the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel and on the Bellahouston Acamdemy Roll of Honour.

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Registry Records: R8/5/35/5

Bellahouston Academy Roll of Honour

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