Name:Rank:Service No: Service: Date of Birth:Place of Birth:Date of Enlistment:Place of Enlistment:Address At Enlistment:Permanent Address;Age at Enlistment:Height: Complexion:Eyes:Hair: Trade:Marital Status:Religion:Next of Kin:Date of Death: Age at Death:Memorial:
Isaac Murray MacLeanSquadron Leader C/578Royal Canadian Air ForceSeptember 22, 1896North Sydney, NSSeptember 12, 1940Monteal, QuebecNorth Sydney, NSSouthampton, Bermuda435 feet, 9 inchesfairbluebrownReal EstateMarriedPresbyterianJane Frances MacLean (Wife) Southampton, BermudaJanuary 2, 194447Ottawa Cremation MemorialCommemorated on page 374 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on August 8Isaac Murray MacLean was the son of John William MacLean, a Medical Doctor, and Ada (MacKeen) MacLean of Sydney. He was a brother of, Hector William Charles MacLean, Service No. 2772638 who enlisted on September 28, 1918 at Regina, Saskatchewan with Calvary “B” Squadron, Royal North West Mounted Police, Canadian Expeditionary Force for Siberia and died of influenza on October 13, 1918, and Marguerite and Frances his two sisters. Squandron Leader MacLean’s military experience began during World War I when he enlisted, on September 25, 1916 at the age of 20, with the Overseas Training Company, University of Toronto (Regiment Number 490875) Prior to his enlistment he also served for four months as a Private with Canadian Officers Training Corps at Dalhousie University in Halifax. On October 31, 1916 he obtained a discharge from the Overseas Training Company to accept a commission in the Royal Flying Corps. Between 1916 and 1919 he served with the Royal Flying Corps and the Royal Air Force. He was wounded with gunshot wounds to the back of his left shoulder, back of left thigh and shrapnel wound to the back of his right leg. After the First World War, he continued to be employed as a pilot, and had 4000 hours of flying time when he enlisted with the RCAF in 1940 and was a civilian pilot prior to his enlistment. He married Jane Frances Tucker at Warwick, Bermuda on November 30, 1935 where he lived between 1934 and 1940. He and his wife made their home at Southampton, Bermuda and both were involved in a real estate business. They had no children. On September 12, 1940 he enlisted with the RCAF Special Reserve at Montreal to serve as a pilot instructor. He served with No. 2 Manning Depot, RCAF Arena Building, Brandon, Manitoba and at the time of his death was the Commanding Officer of the Fort St. John (British Columbia) unit, of the Northwest staging route. He died at the University of Alberta Hospital, Edmonton, Alberta at 11:45 am on January 2, 1944 the result of injuries sustained in a flying accident six miles north of Rose Prairie, BC at 3:30 pm on December 28, 1943. He was cremated at the Calgary Crematorium, Calgary, Alberta on January 7, 1944 and his ashes were held in the vault at Foster and McGarvey Ltd. Funeral Home at the request of his widow for the duration of the war.