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Thomas Dean

Private : 23rd Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Transf. to (212796) 53rd Coy, Labour Corps

Rank : Private

Regiment : 23rd Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Transf. to (212796) 53rd Coy, Labour Corps

Service Number : 61881

Joined Up: July 1916

Death : 23 September 1917

Age : 30

Buried : I. E. 10, Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium

Private Dean was the son of John Harrison Dean, and Sarah Ann Dean. He was the husband of Annie Dean, of 5, Saxifield Street, Harle Syke, nr. Burnley.

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Burnley Express 6 October 1917

Harle Syke Weaver's Death

Mrs. Dean, 5 Saxifield-street, Harle Syke, has got letters informing her of the death of her husband, Pte. Thomas Dean, in hospital in France, immediately following upo serious wounds in action. The letter from the nurse states that he was admitted to the hospital at ?p.m. on September 23, badly woubded in the arms, legs and back. "The poor fellow," the letter continues, "was conscious for a few minutes, and sent his love, but I regret to say he died the same evening at 7-30."
Pte. Thos. Dean was 30 years of age, and joined the army in July 1916, going out to France twelve months later. He was formerly a weaver at Walshaw Mill, Harle Syke, and belonged to Burnley Lads' Club. There are three of his brothers-in-law serving in France.

Burnley Express and Advertiser. October 6, 1917


DEAN. - Died of wounds, in France, on Sept. 23rd, Pte. Thos. Dean (212796), Labour Co., aged 30 years.
There is one link death cannot sever-
Love and remembrance will live for ever.
-From wife and child, 5, Saxifield-st, Harle Syke.
We often sit and think of you,
And think of how you died;
To think you could not say good-bye
Before you closed your eyes.
-From his loving sister, Maria, and Jim (in France).
A loving son, true and kind,
A beautiful memory left behind.
-From his parents and sister and brother, 16, Cuerdale-st., Harle Syke.

Last Will and Testament

1918 – DEAN Thomas of 5 Saxifield street, Harle Syke, Burnley, private 53rd Labour Company, attached to King’s Liverpool Regiment, died 23 September 1917 at Poperinghe Ypres in France. Administration London 12 September to Annie Dean, widow. Effects £140 0s. 6d.

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