Lt Deane Arthur Reginald

  • Date of birth: 21/01/1895
  • Place of birth: Chungking, China, England, United Kingdom
  • Date of death: 14/11/1917
  • Place of death: No. 61 Casualty Clearing Station, Dozinghem, Westvleteren, Belgium
  • Cause of death: Died of wounds (D.O.W.)
  • Age: 22
  • Profession: Accountant
  • Country: England, United Kingdom
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Service number: 4117
  • Enlistment date: 14/09/1915
  • Enlistment place: Unknown
  • Last known unit: Royal Sussex Regiment, 1/5th Bn. (Cinque Ports)
  • Force: British Expeditionary Force


Additional information

Arthur Reginald Deane was a 22 year old accountant born in Chungking, China where his father worked as a missionary. He did not stay in China, however. At the age of 16, he started at the Bootham School in York, where he was described as “a boy of shy and sensitive temperament”. He joined the army on the 14th of September 1915.
Lieutenant Arthur Deane was part of the 1/5th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment, 48th Brigade, Divisional Troops, where he served together with his younger brother, Lieutenant Bernard Frederick Deane. Arthur was wounded on the 14th of November 1917 by severe shelling and brought to the n° 61 casualty clearing station in Dozinghem. There, he died of his wounds and was buried at the Dozinghem Military Cemetery. Today he is still remembered here. His brother Bernard survived the war.