Regiment: Royal Engineers, 20th Light Railway Company
Rank & Number: Sapper, 210509
Born: 13 December 1890; Railway Buildings, Fairlie
Died: 09 December 1918; France
Other: Buried Denain Communal Cemetery, France
HUGH MCLELLAND was born 13 Dec 1890 at Railway Buildings, Fairlie, to parents George
McClelland, railway engine driver, and Jane Cook (who
were married at Kilbirnie on 9 June 1871). He died of pneumonia in France on 09 Dec
1918, and is buried at Denain Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. He is commemorated on Fairlie War Memorial,
and on the family stone in Largs Cemetery which reads “died 11 Dec 1918 aged
28, interred at British Military Cemetery, Demain, Northern France”
the 1901 Census, Hugh, aged 10, is living Railway Buildings, Fairlie with
father George (55, b. Stevenston, railway engine driver) and siblings Jane (21, b. Ardrossan), George (19, railway clerk, b.
(15, house plumber app, b. Ardrossan) & William (14, b. Ardrossan)
SERVICE DETAILS His
medal index card shows he received the British War and Victory medals.
from the Largs & Millport Weekly News:-
21 December 1918
The Toll Of War: This week we
have to record the passing of another of the Fairlie boys on service. Private Hugh McLelland, son of the late Mr.
George McLelland, who for many years was engaged as a locomotive driver here,
died of pneumonia in France on 9th inst.
He was 28 years of age and well known to the village boys.