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Clan honours a hero 5,000 miles from home

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A CANADIAN war hero, descended from Indian chiefs and an outlaw family originally from Mull, was honoured by his relatives at last month’s Clan Maclean Gathering at Castle Duart – despite booking a hotel in the wrong Tobermory.

Private George McLean, whose ancestors hailed from Kengharair, near Dervaig, was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM), the second highest award for gallantry in the field, for his actions during the Battle of Vimy Ridge in 1917.

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