Herbert Dean

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Manchester, Lancashire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk

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Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
British Expeditionary Force
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Manchester, Lancashire, Engeland, Verenigd Koninkrijk
 —  The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment), 2/4th Bn.  (Laatst gekende eenheid)

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Datum van overlijden:
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Turenne Crossing, België
Killed in action (K.I.A.)


Tyne Cot Memorial
Paneel: 92

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Herbert Dean was born in 1878 and was the third son of William James and Mary Alice Dean, of Manchester, Lancashire. According to the 1911 Census, Herbert worked as a salesman before enlisting.

Herbert joined up in February 1916 and by the end of 1917 he served as a private in the Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment), 2/4th Battalion, part of the 172nd Brigade, of the 57th (2nd West Lancashire) Division. From October 1917 onward the Division participated in the Battle of Passchendaele. The 2/4th South Lancashires were not involved in heavy fighting, but were mainly involved in pioneer work. On 7 November the Battalion proceeded to Calais in Northern France for rest and training. It moved back to the Ypres Salient in the middle of December 1917. On the 27th the 2/4th South Lancashires went into the frontline near Turenne Crossing in the Houthulst Forest sector. On 29 December the Germans shelled the positions of the Battalion after which they launched an attack against a detached post of the South Lancashires. The German attack was repelled and the Battalion kept on holding the line till they were relieved on the 2nd of January 1918.

Private Herbert Dean was killed in action on 31 December 1917. He possibly fell while his Battalion was holding the line at Turenne Crossing. Herbert has no known grave and is remembered on panel 92 of the Tyne Cot Memorial. The 36-year old had married Frances Margaret Thomson on the 1st of October 1917, days before his unit left for Flanders. His son Herbert Frederick was born on 30 June 1918 and never knew his father.

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"Ich Dien : the Prince of Wales's volunteers (South Lancashire) - 1914-1934" Whalley-Kelly H., Aldershot: Gale & Polden, 1935, pg. 96-97.
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The Long, Long Trail
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War Diary The Prince of Wales’s Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment), 2/4th Bn.
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