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Edwin Theyer DEAN

Date of birth11 December 1884
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationStock salesman
Address'Mooninga', Bay Road, Glen Osmond, South Australia
Marital statusMarried
Age at embarkation31
Next of kinWife, Mrs Gladys Jeane Dean, 'Mooninga', Bay Road, Glen Osmond, South Australia
Previous military service35th Battery Australian Field Artillery
Enlistment date20 October 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll29 October 1917
Rank on enlistmentMajor
Unit nameField Artillery Brigade 6, Battery 18
AWM Embarkation Roll number13/34/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board A59 Botanist on 24 November 1915
Rank from Nominal RollMajor
Unit from Nominal Roll35th Battalion
Promotions

Lieutenant Colonel


Unit: 1st Division Artillery
Promotion date: 1 November 1917

Recommendations (Medals and Awards)

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 27 September 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30107 (1 June 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 169 (4 October 1917).
Recommendation date: 2 October 1916

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 29890 (2 January 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 103 (29 June 1917).

Distinguished Service Order (Mention in Despatches ?)


MID awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette', second Supplement, No. 30448 (28 December 1917); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 57 (18 April 1918).
Recommendation date: 7 March 1917

Distinguished Service Order


Recommendation date: 1 June 1917

Legion d'Honneur


Recommendation date: 31 August 1918

Mention in Despatches


Awarded, and promulgated, 'London Gazette' No. 31089 (31 December 1918); 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 61 (23 May 1919).

FateReturned to Australia 3 July 1919
Other detailsMedals: Distinguished Service Order, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

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