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Private Delmar James Robert "Del" McClean
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Birth: Sep. 14, 1924
Watrous
Saskatchewan, Canada
Death: Feb. 26, 1945, Germany

Black Watch of Canada
Royal Highland Regiment
1st Battalion
L/3016

Delmar was born in Watrous, Saskatchewan, the first child of Ellen Victoria and John Stanley McClean. The family was farming in Robinhood, Saskatchewan when Delmar lied about his age and enlisted in Saskatoon on Nov. 19, 1941 (he was still only 17 years old). He was killed during Operation Blockbuster (the final push into Germany). His father John Stanley also spent two years in active service with the Saskatchewan Horse.

He is commemorated on page 541 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance and on a plaque in his hometown of Robinhood, Saskatchewan. There is a memorial for him on the Saskatchewan Virtual War Memorial website as well as a Tribute on the Roll Call of Honour website:
http://www.honourthem.ca/masterDetail.cfm?ID=103927
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Stanley McClean (1901 - 1975)
  Ellen Victoria Wilson McClean (1897 - 1990)
 
 Sibling:
  Delmar James Robert McClean (1924 - 1945)*
  Delmar James Robert McClean (1924 - 1945)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment) of Canada

This body is buried in peace but hios name liveth for evermore
 
Note: L/3016
 
Burial:
Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery and Memorial
Groesbeek
Groesbeek Municipality
Gelderland, Netherlands
Plot: IX. F. 9.
 
Maintained by: Margaret Rose
Originally Created by: International Wargraves ...
Record added: Jan 05, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 12904410
Private Delmar James Robert Del McClean
Added by: Margaret Rose
 
Private Delmar James Robert Del McClean
Added by: Wouter van Dijken
 
Private Delmar James Robert Del McClean
Added by: Margaret Rose
 
 
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Never forgotten.
- Margaret Rose
 Added: Jun. 3, 2016

- Dick Mann
 Added: Nov. 11, 2015
Remembered with honour and gratitude.
- Margaret Rose
 Added: Nov. 11, 2014
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