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|Date of birth||7 April 1881|
|Place of birth||Portsmouth
|Date of death||24 May 1915|
|Rugby union career|
He was the grandson of Sir Thomas Maclear, Her Majesty's Astronomer in Cape Town, South Africa and son of Captain Henry Maclear, an Officer in The Buffs. He was later sent to Fermoy in County Cork by the British Army.
Like fellow international Ernest Deane, Maclear was killed in action during the First World War, serving as a captain with the Royal Dublin Fusiliers at the Second Battle of Ypres. His remains were not recovered and his name is recorded on the Menin Gate memorial nearby.
- Basil Maclear at Scrum.com
- IRFU Profile
- Photo of Basil Maclear at rugby-memorabilia.co.uk
- Report of the 1905 New Zealand tour at rugby-memorabilia.co.uk
- Jones, Stephen (1994). Rothmans Rugby Union Yearbook 1994-95. Headline. ISBN 0-7472-7850-4.
- He also played as a half-back? against England and Scotland in 1906.
- Maclear, Basil, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Retrieved 30 December 2008
- "Kiernan, Maclear & Slattery Inducted Into World Rugby Hall Of Fame" (Press release). Irish Rugby Football Union. 21 September 2015. Retrieved 26 April 2017.