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Archibald Robert DEAN

Regimental number9139
Place of birthHerne Hill, London, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationBusiness manager
Address'Nardoo', Reed Street, Cremorne
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Katie N Dean, 'Nardoo', Reed Street, Cremorne
Enlistment date3 September 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll6 September 1915
Rank on enlistmentWarrant Officer
Unit nameDermatological Hospital
AWM Embarkation Roll number26/69/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 22 December 1915
Regimental number from Nominal RollCommissioned
Rank from Nominal RollLieutenant
Unit from Nominal Roll14th Battalion
Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Military Cross

Recommendation date: 30 August 1916

FateDied of wounds 2 December 1916
Place of burialNorwood Cemetery, London, England
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: George and Jane DEAN; Wife: K. Dean, 'Nardoo', Bud Street, Cremorne, Sydney, New South Wales

Military Cross

'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led a bombing attack with great gallantry and determination. Later, although severely wounded, he continued at his post and held the position gained. He set a fine example to his men.'
Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 62
Date: 19 April 1917

Other detailsMedals: Military Cross, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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