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.

One Comment

  • Quite by coincidence, my Nan’s cousin Helen Phyllis Birch nee Dawson was living at Elm Bank in 1911. Her son Cecil John Birch also died in WW1 in August 1916, and is commemorated at Levington. He signed up in Melbourne, Australia and gives his trade as “Sailor”, but gives his mother’s address as Elm Bank, Levington, near Ipswich.
    Helen’s Father and grandfather had Elm Bank in the past, when it was called Watkins Farm.


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