What Happened to Harold McLean?


November 26 1933

Lanark County Judge. J. H. Scott on Wednesday, sentenced Harold (Bunk) McLean, of Perth, found guilty of breaking and entering and theft of a lantern, to 12 months’ determinate and 12 months’ indeterminate in the Ontario Reformatory, at Guelph. 

A further charge of arson against McLean was dismissed. Both charges arose following the destruction by fire on September 21 last; of the Summer residence of J. O. Allan, of Perth, in Lavant Township. H. A. O’Donnell, of Perth, appeared for McLean.

Harold had a rough start as a youth but it looks like he turned his life around. I like reading that. Here is to you Harold from being your parents worst nightmare to a hero being a gunner in the war.

Harold died in 1946 from Miliary tuberculosis— it is a potentially life-threatening type of tuberculosis that occurs when a large number of the bacteria travel through the bloodstream and spread throughout the body.

Name:Harold Albert McLean
Death Date:25 Jul 1946
Unit:Royal Canadian Artillery
Service Number:B.6796
Cemetery:Elmwood Cemetery
Burial Place:Perth, Ontario, Canada

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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