John Harold Dean

First Name: 
John
Middle Name: 
Harold
Last Name: 
Dean
Date of Birth: 
Monday, April 1, 1895
Mother's Name: 
Mary Ann (nee Anderson)
Father's Name: 
James Dean
Date Enlisted: 
Thursday, August 19, 1915
Rank at Enlistment: 
Private
Rank at Discharge: 
Sergeant
Unit: 
Naval and Military Tropical Force
Company: 
B
Service: 
Infantry
Awards: 
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Details: 

John Dean was born in Wollongong and at the time of enlistment was a single 29 year old bank clerk who had spent 3 years in the Commonwealth Military Force.

He embarked on SS Te-Anau on 20th November 1915 with 4th Tropical Force. John served in Rabaul and was promoted to Corporal on 1st January 1917. He returned to Australia in April 1917 with the rank of Sergeant and was discharged on 26th October 1918. In November 1919 John married Kathleen Gladys Sproule. He died in 1977.

John is remembered on the Wollongong Congregational Church Roll of Honour. His brother Royden Alvin Dean (Service No's 970 & 4077) also served.

Sources: 
NAA: B2455, DEAN J H

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