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.
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.