|Place of birth||Ovenis Vale, Victoria|
|Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll|
|Rank from Nominal Roll||Private|
|Unit from Nominal Roll||3rd Divisional Signal Company|
|Fate||Returned to Australia
'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
War service: Western FrontMedals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal