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Sydney Alfred DEAN

Regimental number13675
Place of birthSurat, Queensland
SchoolSurat State School, Queensland
Other trainingBook-keeping course, International Correspondence School.
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationLabourer
AddressOaklyn, Surat, Queensland
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Next of kinFather, A Dean, Oaklands, Surat, Queensland
Enlistment date3 November 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit nameArmy Medical Corps, Special Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/99/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 29 March 1916
Other details from Roll of Honour Circular'He enlisted at Surat but was rejected in Toowoomba, but tried again in Brisbane & was accepted. Being a bit of a bush poet he composed four pieces entitled 'Queensland Hundred', '----?', 'In the Desert', and 'Mother ---?' Two of them appeared in 'Western ---'.
FateKilled in Action 7 August 1916
Age at death from cemetery records30
Place of burialPozieres British Cemetery (Plot III, Row M. Grave No. 36), Ovillers-La-Boisselle, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
182
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Alfred and Louisa Sarah DEAN, 'Oaklyn', Surat, Queensland
Family/military connectionsFirst Cousin: 8623 Pte Percy Frederick COLLINS, 3rd Division Supply Column, killed in action, 28 December 1916; (2nd Cousin: 6953 Pte Arthur CHERRY, 15th Bn, died of wounds, 6 June 1918; 10472 Company Sergeant Major Arthur George COLLINS MSM, 3rd Division Train, returned to Australia, 11 May 1919.
Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

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