James J McLean

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First name: James

Middle name: J

Last name: McLean

Personal information:

J. J. McLean, labourer of Darlinghurst, Sydney was 21 years old when he enlisted at Longreach, Queensland, 14 May 1915 as a private with the 25th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces. He embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A60 Aeneas on 29 June 1915 and served in France where he was wounded, 5 Aug. 1916. He was hospitalised in England and was discharged in Sydney 7 Nov. 1917

The European War, ca. 1914-1918 / William Henry Dyson
All’s fair in love and war ...

Don’t know why, but I love this image ... Life goes on despite the weary body language of both the Aussie soldier and the European woman. Both seem sick and tired of their situations; but the eye contact still seems to be intense in the middle of all that mayhem. See pic.

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