Born: 18th September 1919, Ipswich.
Died: 24th June 1943; age 24; died of Cholera as a Japanese PoW – Thailand/Burma Railway.
Captured: 15th February 1942 – Fall of Singapore.
Residence: 20, White Elm Street, Ipswich.
Rank: Corporal; Service Number: 7344310.
Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps, 196 Field Ambulance.
Originally buried at Kanyu Camp No. 2, Grave 15. Body later exhumed, identified by records, and reburied between 11th March – 2nd April 1946.
Relatives Notified & Address: Son of George Robert & Helena Elizabeth Dean, of 7, Tanner’s Lane, Ipswich; husband of Irene Doris May Dean, of Ipswich.
Father: George Robert Dean, born 1881, Great Wakering, Essex – died 1927, Ipswich.
Mother: Helena Elizabeth Dean (nee Abbott (1st marriage Grimwood)), born 1893, Ipswich.
In 1941, Ipswich, Reginald married Irene Doris May Lankester, a tailoress, born March 1913, Ipswich – daughter of Higham George Lankester, a permanent way labourer, and Florence May Lankester (nee Boon), an office cleaner, of 10, White Elm Street, Ipswich.
They had 1 daughter.
Reginald is also remembered on the war memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Ipswich.