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George Charles DEAN

Regimental number143
Place of birthHalstead England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLocomotive fireman
Addressc/o Miss Radford, Margaret Street, Midland Junction, Western Australia
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation23
Next of kinMary E. Dean, 12 Mitchell Avenue, Halsted, Essex, England
Enlistment date25 August 1914
Rank on enlistmentDriver
Unit nameDivisional Signal Company 1
AWM Embarkation Roll number22/11/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A10 Karroo on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollDriver
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Divisional Signal Company
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Conduct Medal

Recommendation date: 20 May 1915

FateReturned to Australia 21 December 1917

Distinguished Conduct Medal

'On 8th May, 1915, during operations near Krithia, for distinguished gallantry. Was detailed to accompany four Officers to the firing line to lay telephone wire. Owing to the heavy fire only one Officer reached the position. Driver Dean kept up constant communiucation with Brigade Headquarters until 3 a.m. on 9th May, when the remaining Officer was wounded. Alone, he assisted this Officer back and attended to other wounded men, but never neglected his duties on the telephone.'
Source: 'London Gazette' No. 6542
Date: 3 July 1915

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