Royden Alvin Dean

First Name: 
Royden
Middle Name: 
Alvin
Last Name: 
Dean
Mother's Name: 
Mary Ann (nee Anderson)
Father's Name: 
James Dean
Date Enlisted: 
Tuesday, August 11, 1914
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Private
Unit: 
18th Battalion /Field Engineers
Company: 
B Company
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
1914/1915 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Place of Death: 
Wollongong
Details: 

Royden Dean was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1889. He is described as a single 25 year old tailor. He had spent 4 years in the CMF prior to embarking on HMAT A35 Berrima on 19th August 1914 with D Company Naval and Military Tropical Force (Service No 4077). He served in Rabaul and returned to Australia for discharge at the end of his enlistment.

On 27th March 1915 Royden enlisted in the A I F (Service No 970). He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25th June 1915 with B Company, 18th Battalion and saw service on Gallipoli arriving there in August 1915, where on 12th August 1915, he transferred to the Engineers.

After the evacuation he went to the Western Front, arriving in France on 25th August 1916. He returned to Australia in March 1919 and was discharged on 22nd July 1919. Royden Dean saw service in all theatres where Australians served.

In 1929 he married Mary Askew and he died in Wollongong in 1969. He is remembered on the Wollongong Congregational Church Roll of Honour along with his brother (Service No 716) Sergeant John Dean.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DEAN R A

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