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Regimental number2382
Place of birth105 Church Lane, Gorton, Manchester, England
SchoolGorton Municipal School, Manchester, England
Age on arrival in Australia14.6
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFarm labourer
AddressNethercote, South Coast, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation20
Next of kinFather, R Dean, 28 Hobson Street, North Reddisby, Stockport, England
Enlistment date23 July 1915
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name19th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number23/36/2
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 5 October 1915
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll19th Battalion
FateDied of wounds 27 August 1916
Place of death or woundingFrance
Age at death18.9
Age at death from cemetery records18
Place of burialSt. Sever Cemetery (Plot B, Row 26, Grave No. 16), Rouen, France
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Reuben and Mary DEAN, 28 Hobson Street, North Reddish, Stockport, England. Native of Gorton, Manchester, England
Family/military connectionsCousin: Lt Clarence Herbert DAKIN, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, killed in action 15 April 1917. Roll of Honour Circular completed by Captain Dakin (uncle), address given as Secretary, New South Wales Rifle Association, Sydney, New South Wales

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