Donald Francis McClean

DL McClean is identified in Cairo Gang photo, and him in Football photo and with his brother Cornelius G McClean

Brother of Cornelius G McClean

1891 Feb 20. Born Arlington, New Jersey USA

1894 Jul 18. Aged 3. Arrives back in Liverpool from Boston on S S Catalonia with father C W McClean (b. circa 1848) No mother on manifest. Father is a plasterer.2nd Class.

1901 census Living with grandparents at 5 Martinez Avenue, Pottinger, Down

1901 census mcclean

1911 census. Living with uncle at Ballyhenry, Carnmoney, Antrim

mcclean 1911 census

1916 Mar 9. Enlists and gives address as Mossleigh, Dundonald, Co Down

1917 May 5. To Officer Cadet battalion

1917 Aug 28 Commissioned

1917 Oct 20. Landed in France

1919 Sep 3. Royal Irish Fus. Temp. Lt. D. F. McClean, from 13th Transport Workers Battalion., Bedf. & Herts. R., to be temp. Lt. The 12th and 13th (Transport Workers) Battalions were raised in 1916/1917

1920 Mar 4. Royal Irish Fus. Temp. Lt. D. F. McClean relinquishes his commission on completion of service,and retains the rank of Lt.

1920 Sep 17 Joined ADRIC with service no 588. Posted to F Coy

His grandson sent me a little song that came down from his grandfather

“RIC Auxiliary, Always tight, no L.S.D.

High tiddle um tum, glory be to mighty

Glorious, victorious

One bottle of Bass between the four of us

Always tight, no L.S.D.

High tiddle um  tum glory be to mighty”

1921 Jan 20 A/CQM

1921 Feb 2. CQM.

1921 Feb 3. Sarah Fitzgpatrick died. He was involved in this death and gave evidence at the inquiry

1922 Feb 4, Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

1926 Mar 28 Arrives in St John, New Brunswick Canada on "SS Montrose" from Belfast. Born in Arlington, Va. Detained under Section 3 sub section j. Appealed 31 Mar and released 10 Apr 1926.

1927 Jul 4. Married Maude F Riordan in New Mexico.

1934-1936 on London Electoral rolls

1942 Living in Ohio

1957 Jun 17 . Died Sacramento, California