John attended and is remembered on Northgate High School Memorial. Formerly Ipswich Grammar School for Boys.


Born: 1888, School House, Staverton, Gloucestershire.

Died: 11th March 1917; age: 28; KiA.

Residence: Richmond, Surrey.

Occupation: School Teacher.

Enlistment Location: Richmond, Surrey.

Date of Entry Therein: 25th October 1916.


Rank: Lance Corporal; Service Number: 354253.

Regiment: London Regiment, City of London, 7th Battalion, ‘B’ Comp.

Formerly 3573, 25th London Regiment.


Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.


Grave Reference:


Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm),



Relatives Notified & Address: Son of John McLean & Mrs. H. Wiseman, of Nacton, Suffolk.




1891   School House, Nacton, Suffolk.


John was 2 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

John McLean Wiseman, 28, a Trained Certified Elementary Teacher, born Sheerness, Kent.

Harriet Wiseman (nee Rossiter), 30, born Exeter, Devonshire.

Winifred Rossiter Wiseman, 4, born Sheerness, Kent.

Maud McLean Wiseman, 3, born Staverton, Gloucestershire.

1 general domestic servant.


1901   Elm Bank, Levington, Suffolk.


John was 12 years old and living with his parents & siblings.

John, 38, an Estate Clerk.

Harriet, 38.

Winifred, 14.

Maud, 13.

Archibald Wiseman, 9, born Sheerness, Kent.

Marian Wiseman, 8, born Nacton.

1 boarder.

1 general domestic servant.


1911   35, Larkfield Road, Richmond, Surrey.


John was 22 years old, an Assistant Teacher – Secondary – County Council. He was a boarder at the establishment of 31 year old, Emma Elizabeth Bedward, Boarding House Keeper.


John continued his education at Birkbeck College, University of London.


Soldiers’ Effects to Harriet Wiseman – mother.

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