Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones, granddaughter of Dr. Walter Maclean, is a native of Halifax. Her grandmother’s home in Nova Scotia had many mementos of Walter’s wartime service. After inheriting several boxes of his possessions, Carolyn decided that his story should be told. She is currently transcribing Dr. Maclean’s diaries and letters plus the numerous condolence letters sent to her grandmother from fellow officers and nursing sisters. Carolyn lives in Vancouver and works at SGS Canada.

Dr. Walter Maclean was born at Fort Macleod, Alberta, in 1885 and grew up in southern Alberta, Winnipeg, and Halifax. He graduated from Dalhousie University in 1908, winning the Gold Medal in medicine. Dr. Maclean went overseas as a medical officer with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and was posted to France in 1915. As a surgeon specialist with the Canadian Army Medical Corps, he was part of a pioneering group of Canadian physicians in the treatment of chest and abdominal wounds, shock, and the use of blood transfusions. Dr. Maclean was killed in November 1917 during the Battle of Passchendaele.

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