McLean, John Alexander “Jack”

Regimental Number: 100963
Rank: Private
Branch: 31st Battalion

Jack was born on Prince Edward Island on September 22, 1896. He came to Alberta with his parents in 1912. Jack, his brother Hugh, and their father William served in the Canadian Army during the First World War. He was wounded twice; he received shrapnel wounds to the left leg on September 16, 1916 at Pozieres (the Somme), and gunshot wounds to his right foot on August 13, 1918. Following the war, Jack came to the South Peace and filed on the southern half of 16-76-3-W6. He also worked as a guard at a mental hospital in Ponoka for a short time. While there, he met his wife Marie Ronning. They were married around 1922. After many years of farming, Jack and Marie moved to Central Park Lodge in Grande Prairie. Jack died in Grande Prairie in 1992.

Sources: surname database (under Jack; includes military portrait); NT Oct. 12 1933 p. 3 c. 7