30 - RECORDS OF THE MEN OF LOCHBROOM
6743. L. CPL RODERICK MACLEAN,
2nd Bn. Cameron Highlanders
Son of the late Mr. Alexander Mackenzie, 17 Coast, Inverasdale, and Mrs. Maclean,
The Gardens, Leckmelm.
|Enlisted in Cameron Highlanders
||27th Nov. 1903. |
|Served with them for eight years in S. Africa, India and China
|Rejoined from Reserve when in New Zealand
|Embarked for France with the 2nd Camerons
||Feb. 1915. |
|Severely wounded at Festubert where he lay out on the field for many hours
||9th May, 1915.
|Returned to France
|Killed in action near Contalmaison, in the Battle of the Somme
||17th Aug. 1916.
Had two brothers serving -
- Pte. Donald Maclean, 2nd Scots Guards. Killed.
- Pte. John Maclean, South Canterbury Bn. N.Z.I.F.
"No great thing is achieved without a price, and on the Somme fell the very flower of our race, the straightest of limb, the keenest of brain, the most eager of spirit. “To look back upon the gallant procession of those who offered their all and had their gift accepted is to know exultation as well as sorrow."