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346792   Writer 3rd Class James Gayton Maclean
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 16/06/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: HMS Tipperary, Royal Navy (British Navy)
Date Of Birth: 17/09/1885
Died: 01/06/1916 (Died at Sea)
Age: 30
James G MacLean was the son of James and Esther MacLean. James MacLean was born in Moy County Tyrone on 17th September 1885. James at some stage moved to live in Garvagh. He was married to Kathleen MacLean. James was serving as a Writer (3rd class) on HMS Tipperary with the Royal Navy when he was killed in the Battle of Jutland 1 June 1916.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Chatham Naval Memorial
  Chatham, Kent
Grave Ref: Panel 18
CWGC Casualty 3051307
From the Brompton Barracks Chatham - At the traffic signals turn right onto Globe Lane - A231 (signposted 'Historic Dockyards'). Keep in left hand lane then turn left onto Dock Road (signposted Gillingham). At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto Wood Street - A231 (signposted Gillingham). Turn Right on Mansion Row (The memorial is signposted from here), then 1st left on Sally Port Gardens and finally 1st right on King's Bastion. Follow road through the housing estate, the car park to the memorial is at the end of this road. The Memorial overlooks the town of Chatham and is approached by a steep path from the Town Hall Gardens. A copy of the Memorial Register is kept in the Naval Chapel of Brompton Garrison Church and may be consulted there.
References and Links
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1 1901 Census lists 'MacLeane' family Lists James as age 15 living with the family at house 14 in Hill Street (Newry North Urban, Down)
2 Book details 'Garvagh & Aghadowey Heroes 1914-18', Robert Thompson
3 Forum discussion Brief details
4 National Archives UK Naval Medal Card can be purchased here
5 Naval History website Details and photo of HMS Tipperary
6 Wikipedia - HMS Tipperary Details of the sinking of HMS Tipperary
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