Field, Claude John McLean (6500)
Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC
Age: 23 years 2 Months
Enlistment Details: Saturday, 6 May 1916 – Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 6500 view online service record
Next of Kin:
John Field (father)
‘Mont Aloha’, Canterbury Road
Date: Monday, 2 October 1916
Ship: HMAT Nestor A71
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 7th Infantry Battalion – 21st Reinforcements
KIA: Thursday, 4 October 1917
Lance Corporal, 37 Infantry, killed in action 4 Octover, 1917, Belgium, aged 24, commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.
Parents: John McLean and Eliza Jane FIELD, born Port Melbourne (Attestation), South Melbourne (circular), educated Auburn SS, University High School. Field is anoher marginal inclusion depending on his correct place of birth. He enlisted as a 23-year-old shipping clerk, his address Hawthorn, with his mother in Canterbury as next of kin. Witnesses suggested he was buried with three others in a shell hole, but his remains were never recovered; no known grave. The circular nominated Canterbury as the late serviceman’s closest place of association.
Additional research by Brian Membrey