Charles McLean

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Charles McLean
Date of birth (1892-09-20)20 September 1892
Place of birth Cape Foulwind, New Zealand
Date of death 7 March 1965(1965-03-07) (aged 72)
Place of death Christchurch, New Zealand
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[1]
Weight 79 kg (175 lb)[1]
Rugby union career
Position(s) Loose forward
All Black No. 221
Provincial / State sides
Years Team Apps (Points)
1919–23 Buller 15 ()
National team(s)
Years Team Apps (Points)
1920 New Zealand 0 (0)

Charles McLean MM (20 September 1892 – 7 March 1965) was a New Zealand rugby union player. A loose forward, McLean represented Buller at a provincial level, and was a member of the New Zealand national side, the All Blacks, in 1920. He played five matches for the All Blacks, scoring seven tries, but did not appear in any internationals.[2]

McLean enlisted for military service in August 1914, and served with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force throughout World War I, including at Gallipoli.[1] A private, he was awarded the Military Medal in 1918, for acts of gallantry in the field.[1][3]

McLean died in Christchurch on 7 March 1965,[2] and he was buried at Hokitika Cemetery.[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "McLean, Charles - WW1 6/690 - Army". Archives New Zealand. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Knight, Lindsay. "Chas McLean". New Zealand Rugby Union. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "No. 30873". The London Gazette (Supplement). 29 August 1918. p. 10142. 
  4. ^ "Cemetery enquiry". Westland District Council. Retrieved 20 September 2015.