Associated People: MacLean, Mr Charles, Kenovay (1917 - 1941)

2020.1.82

Official letter from Buckingham Palace during WWII, conveying the condolences of King George and Queen Mary to Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow, on the death of his son Charles McLean, who went missing in action over the English Channel in 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

2020.1.81

Official note that accompanied post-humous war medals awarded to Charles McLean (1917-1941), sent to his father Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay & Linlithgow. Charles went missing in action over the English Channel during WWII, while serving as a Pilot Officer with the RAF. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.80

WWII Roll of Honour for Linlithgow with an entry for Charles McLean, son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay and Linlithgow, plus documents relating to it and the Air Forces Memorial at Cooper’s Hill, Runnymede. Charles McLean, went missing in action over the English Channel during WWII, while serving as a Pilot Officer with the RAF. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.79

Original Will of Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, dated 16 December 1942, 13 months after Charles went missing in action over the English Channel, while serving as a Pilot Officer with the RAF. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.78

Handwritten copy of the official ‘Notification of Death’ for Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, dated at the Air Ministry 17 September 1942, 10 months after Charles went missing in action over the English Channel, while serving as a Pilot Officer with the RAF during WWII. His body was never recovered. The note states  “Original to Alister 24/9/68”, Alister being Donald Archibald McLean’s brother. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.77

Certificate from the Institute of Bankers in Scotland to Charles McLean on passing an exam which allowed him entry as a Member, June 1938, and a receipt for his annual subscription to the same organisation. Two postal envelopes formerly containing official documents addressed to Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay. One is from the Passport Office and addressed to his home in Linlithgow, dated 21/7/1939, the other from London dated 21/11/1941 and marked ‘Private’. Charles served as a Pilot Officer in the RAF during WWII. The second letter was sent to 217 Squadron based in Cornwall, just days after Charles went missing in action over the English Channel. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.76

Documents regarding unemployment and income tax belonging to Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, dated 1941, while he was serving in the RAF during WWII. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.75

Black & white photograph of a young woman standing in a palm tree lined street, in the original printer’s envelope of Jerome Ltd, Holloway, in around 1940. On the reverse is written ‘Pauline Beudjet (Budget?)’. Found amongst the belongings of Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay. Charles served in the RAF during WWII and went missing over the English Channel in November 1941. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.74

Various personal cards belonging to Charles McLean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay, kept by his family after going missing in action while serving in the RAF during WWII. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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2020.1.73

WWII RAF recruitment notice dated 1 Sep 1939 and addressed to Charles Mclean (1917-1941), son of Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay. Also receipts from Alkit, Oxford, suppliers of military clothing. Part of a large collection of items belonging to and about Donald Archibald McLean, Kenovay (1890-1981), and his family.

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