James E. McLean was born in Lethbridge, Alberta on June 24, 1920. In 1939, at the age of 18, he enlisted in the Canadian Army. He achieved the rank of Gunner with the 20th Anti-Tank Battery Royal Canadian Artillery and served for 5 ½ years. He served in Canada, Britain, and Northwest Europe. He was wounded in Belgium. He was awarded the 1939-1945 Star, the France and Germany Star, the Defence Medal, the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal, and the War Medal 1939-1945. After the Second World War he was married in 1949 to his wife Doris. He had seven children and worked for McGavin Bakery. James passed away in 1996.
2024 Banner Application Deadline
Banner applications for 2023 are closed. Applications for 2024 are now being accepted. They must be received no later than June 30th, 2024. Only 90 additional (over and above the 2023 banners) will be displayed in the lead up to the 2024 Remembrance Day so sponsorships will again be available on a first come first served basis.