Roll of Honour


Hugh Archibald McLean


Hugh Archibald McLean was born in Glasgow on 11th October 1879, and was the eldest son of physician Dr Charles McLean, an ex-Bailie. Hugh lived in Dennistoun and attended the High School of Glasgow before moving on to study Medicine at the University of Glasgow in 1896 at the age of 17.

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

While at the University Hugh studied Chemistry, Zoology, Physics, Practical Anatomy, Materia Medica, Pathology, Midwifery and Surgery. He graduated MB ChB on 23rd July 1901, and went on to practice medicine in the Dennistoun district. He married Jessie Stobo Simpson, and had two daughters, and the family lived together at 12 Annfield Place, Dennistoun.

Hugh joined the army in 1914 as a Medical Officer in the Royal Army Medical Corps, and in 1915 was sent to Salonica for 18 months, before he was transferred to France where he stayed for a further 6 months. After this he returned to Glasgow for an operation and, once recovered, was stationed at the School of Military Instruction at Brentwood, Essex. While there he became ill with the flu, which developed into acute pneumonia and from which, on 7th November 1918, he died at the age of 39. Captain Hugh Archibald McLean is buried in Glasgow Necropolis and remembered in the University of Glasgow Memorial Chapel.

Comments and Citations

University of Glasgow Registry Records

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

High School of Glasgow Book of Remembrance