Born: 28th February 1874, Bermondsey, London.

Died: 4th July 1916; age: 42; Died of Wounds – 6 General Hospital, Rouen, France. Served 23 years.

Enlistment Location: Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.

Rank: Company Sergeant Major; Service Number: 3/9894

Regiment: Suffolk Regiment, 7th Battalion.

Formerly 3724, Royal West Surrey (The Queen’s) Regiment, 1st Battalion.

Discharged a Chelsea Pensioner: 24th December 1912, aged 38.

Medals Awarded: Victory & British War.

Grave Reference:

22. 37.

St. Sever Cemetery,




Relatives Notified & Address: Husband of Mary Annie Dean, of 3, Jefferies Road, St. Helen’s, Ipswich.


Arabia, Cyprus & Gibraltar

John was 37 years old, a Soldier ranked Sergeant for the 2nd Battalion of the Queen’s Regiment.

John’s father was John Joseph Dean, a Lighterman.

On  the 22nd December 1908, at the Register Office, Ipswich, 34 year old, John, a Lance Sergeant for the Queen’s Regiment, of the Meeanee Barracks, Colchester, Essex married 26 year old, Mary Annie P. Hockley, of 25, Roseberry Road, Ipswich, born 1882, Ipswich.

Probate to Mary Annie Dean – widow.

Soldiers’ Effects to Mary Annie Dean – widow.

John is also remembered on the Orwell Works Memorial Ransomes Sims & Jefferies Ipswich.

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