Ernfaunce Woodhouse McClelland MC, Inniskilling

1895 Oct 30. Born Armagh

1901 census at 17 Killylea, Tynan, Armagh

1911 census at 4 Lisraw, Poyntz Pass, Armagh

1915 Dec 17. Landed in France

1916 Sep 3. He had three parchement certificates for gallantry one of which was a 16th Irish Division Parchment, one of only 26 awarded for a V.C. action on the Somme on the 3/9/16 in which Lieutenant J.V. Holland won the V.C. and McClellend sustained a GSW to his head and face

1917 Mar 26. Presumed date of commission

1918 May 13. R. Innis. Fus.—Temp.2nd Lt. E. W. McClelland, Spec. Res. to be actg. Capt. whilst comdg. a Co.

1918 Oct 26 Promoted Lt

1918 Oct 14.Lt. (A./Capt.) Ernfaunce Woodhouse McClelland, E. Innis. Fus., Spec.Res., attd. 1st Bn For marked gallantry and devotion to duty. On 14th October, 1918, near Ledeghem, during an attack on the enemy's position he was in command of one of the leading companies. After all his officers and 50 per cent, of his men became casualties in the early stages of the attack he reached his objective in the face of very strong resistance. On the night of the 15th he carried out a very daring reconnaissance and obtained valuable information

1919 Oct 29. R. Innis. Fus.—Lt. E. W. McClelland, M.C, 4th Bn., Spec. Res., relinquishes the actg. rank of Capt.

1920 Sep 16. Gazetted out 4th R. Innis. Fus.—Lts., and are granted the rank of Capt.: — E. W. McClelland, M.C

1921 Mar 7. Joined ADRIC with service no 1770. Posted to C Coy

1921 Apr 4. Posted to Q Coy and promoted Section Leader

1921 May 21. Raids in Drogheda

1921 Mar 25 Raids in Drogheda

1921 Jul 21. Married in Dublin

1922 Jan 14. Discharged on demobilisation of ADRIC

Joined RUC as a Platoon Commander with the 'A' Specials. There is a photograph of him with his platoon in the book 'Arresting Memories'. He then joined the RUC eventually attaining the rank of Detective Head Constable.

1928 Oct 20. Passed exam for Sergeant. 2524 Constable E. W. McClelland, Tyrone

1929 Jun 29. Sergeant E. W. McClelland, posted from Omagh to Belfast

1935 he was one of eight RUC Sergeants who acted as pallbearers at Lord Carson's Funeral carrying the coffin from the gun carriage into St Anne's Cathedral (there photographs of him at that event and there is also some Pathe News footage in which he features briefly).

1936 Apr 11. Promoted Head Constable

1937 May 30. Gets Coronation Medal. He is a Head Constable in Belfast

1940 Apr 13. Working in Belfast as Head Constable in CID. Newspaper article on him arresting a man

1952. He retired from the RUC

1957 May 28 Died in Belfast