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Albert Frederick DEAN

Regimental number14764
Place of birthOvenis Vale, Victoria
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll10 February 1916
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Divisional Signal Company
FateReturned to Australia 27 May 1919

Military Medal

'On the 4th July, 1918, during the attack on HAMMEL, Sapper DEAN was a member of a party of Linesmen sent forward to establish Brigade forward communication. During the advance the party was held up by an enemy machine gun. DEAN, together with Sapper VAN De PLASCHE, immediately rushed the gun, killing two of the crew and taking five prisoners. He then rejoined his Section. He set an excellent example of bravery and devotion to duty, materially assisting his party in maintaining communications during a critical operation.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23
Date: 12 February 1919

Other details

War service: Western Front

Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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