Steven George McLean Cpl 3061397

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Name Steven George McLean
Army number 3061397
Rank Corporal
Decorations None as far as is known, beyond Service Medals.
Date of birth 10/7/1915 at 128 Park Street, Glasgow. Birth registered in Pollokshields 29/7/1915.
Age Not yet known what his age was at the time of his death.
Unit Enlisted in the Royal Scots. No enlistment date available from AB358 but possibly Summer 1940. Transferred to the Black Watch 25/9/1940, Enlistment Book reference BW358/4/96. Posted to the 1st Tyneside Scottish probably shortly afterwards. Served Iceland? Served Normandy. Wounded and taken Prisoner of War. Repatriated. Posted ? Bn Black Watch. Discharged under King's Regulations 1940 Para 390 (xvi) 15/2/45 as unfit for further service.
Company/Battery Not yet known.
Platoon or other sub-unit Not yet known.
Task or role Not yet ascertained.
Joined Brigade Probably Autumn 1940.
Promotions Corporal - date not known.
Wounded Yes - thought to have been 2/7/1944. Taken prisoner and admitted to Rennes Military Hospital with fractured left jaw and a gun-shot wound to the throat.
Prisoner of War Yes, apparently - details to be investigated. He does not appear on the Register of PoWs so may well have been repatriated as a wounded soldier rather than being incarcerated.
Died/Killed in action Date of death not yet known.
Home address Father - Walter Steven, mother Helen Baillie McLean. They lived at 6, Morton St. Leith, Edinburgh and Pte Steven subsequently lived at 2, Grierson Avenue, Edinburgh, and 34, Moredun Park Way Edinburgh. Married Isabella Spence Wallace at the Congregational Church, Beswall Parkway, Edinburgh on 24/12/1937.
Source table 1TS

The information on the list of patients being treated in Rennes Military Hospital, after their capture, was supplied by militaria collector Duncan Stirk, to whom thanks are due.