Photograph courtesy of the Middlesex Yeomanry Association.


Born: 23rd December 1878, Rawal Pindi, Bengal, India.

Baptised: 4th February 1879, at Rawal Pindi, Bengal, India. Parents: George Williams Deane & Jessie Deane.

Died: 25th May 1900; age: 22; KiA at Senekal, Free State, South Africa.

Residence: Hintlesham, Suffolk.


Rank: Trooper; Service Number: 6254.

Regiment: Imperial Yeomanry, 34th (Middlesex) Company, 11th Battalion, South Africa Field Force.


Clasps Awarded: Cape Colony & Orange Free State.


Grave Reference:

Senekal Old Cemetery,

Free State,

South Africa.




1881   Westbrook, Flax Bourton, Somerset.


Henry was 2 years old and living with his parents & sisters.

George Williams Deane, 30, a Captain of the 13th Bengal Lancers – on a Furlough from India, born Madras, East Indies.

Jessie Deane (nee Lorimer), 29, born Madras, East Indies.

Anne Una Deane, 3, born Rawal Pindi, Bengal.

Rose Ethel Deane, 11 months, born Gosport, Hampshire.

Hilda Gladys Deane, under 1 month, born Flax Bourton.

2 nurses.

1 under nurse.


1891   Broomwood House, Broomwood Road, Battersea, London.


Henry was 12 years old, he and his brother, Lewis were 2 of the 20 Pupils/Boarders at the private boys school – Schoolmaster – 82 year old, Erasmus Aldophus Friedlander.

Lewis Seymour Deane, 9, born Meerut, Bengal, India.


Henry’s paternal grandfather, Henry Deane, was the Rector of St. Nicholas Church, Hintlesham, Suffolk.


Henry’s brother, Lewis Seymour Deane, played on the Indian Tennis Circuit. He played at Wimbledon in 1921, and 1923.


Henry’s sister, Rose Ethel Deane, of 48, Canfield Gardens, Hampstead, London, died during the Second World War, when as a civilian, she was injured, due to enemy action at Hampstead Heath, on the 21st October 1940. Rose died from her injuries on the 11th November 1940, at The National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex.

The Boer War.

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