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Discover the stories and remember the lives of UCC
Old Boys who gave the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Captain Alan Pratt MacLean ’13

Died: March 18, 1918

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Captain Alan (Lally) P. Maclean was at U.C.C. from 1906-1913, he enlisted in September 1914, while attending Toronto University, with the 48th Highlanders and in the spring of 1915 was transferred to the 20th Battalion. He went overseas in May 1915, and trained in Sandling Camp until September 15th of the same year, when he went to France as Signalling Officer and was in the trenches for eleven months.

He then joined the R.A.F., but, owing to sickness was invalided to Perkins Bull Hospital, near London. He rejoined the R.A.F., and was flying until April 18th, when he was reported missing.

On May 25th, he was reported killed in action. It is believed that he was killed while in the air. Captain Lally Maclean, while at U.C.C. took a great interest in cricket and was on the first team in 1912 and 1913. His brother, Captain Gerald A. Maclean is an old boy of U.C.C. and is on active service in the R.A.F. Word has just been received by his parents that he has had an air crash and been seriously injured.

College Times (Summer 1918) pg. 19-20

 

More information about Captain Alan Pratt MacLean ’13 can be found at:

Upper Canada College Roll of Service 1914-1919

Canadian Virtual War Memorial

Canadian Great War Project

Canada At War

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

The Royal British Legion – Every Man Remembered

University of Toronto Roll of Service, 1914-1918

St. Andrew’s Church Honour Roll

Royal Flying Corps