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McLennan, Hugh, 1887-1915

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McLennan, Hugh, 1887-1915

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1887-1915

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Hugh McLennan (21 Jan. 1887-26 Apr. 1915) was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia, the third child of John Stewart McLennan and Louise Bradley McLennan. Hugh McLennan earned a degree in architecture at McGill University between 1905 and 1907 and also studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris before enlisting for service in World War I in 1914. He served as sergeant in the 5th Battery, 2nd Brigade of the Canadian Field Artillery and was killed in action near Ypres, Belgium, on 26 April 1915. He is buried in Ypres Town Cemetery. In 1928 the Hugh McLennan Memorial Travelling Scholarship in Architecture at McGill University was established in his memory.

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