and Photos Courtesy
Alan & Beverly Leeson
13780 Private (L.C.) Henry Ralph Dean
13780 Private (L.C.) Henry Ralph Dean born in 1889 in Wolstanton, Staffordshire.
On his WW1 service records it said “This man was adopted by Mrs
Tomkinson of Harrishead, Mow Cop,
Henry lived with his aunt Mrs Lucy J Tomkinson nee Smith, and his uncle James Tomkinson also living with them was his grandmother Elizabeth Smith.
Henry lived in Mow Cop until his marriage to Alice Maud Townley on the 6th August 1911, they had one child,
Alice Dean born 8th January 1912, and they lived at
Henry enlisted on 28th September 1914, on his medical examination it stated he was 5 feet 9 inches, weighed 139 lbs, complexion sallow, with hazel eyes and light brown hair, physical development good, but he did have 3 defective teeth.
On the 7th October 1914, Henry with battalion embarked
Henry was to die in
1 Cig case, I razor, I notebook, I testament, 1 knife, I dice, I letter case, I coin (1d), I whistle, I dictionary, Letters and Photo’s, not all families got their loved ones property back.
Record show Alice Maud Dean never remarried, she died in Congleton in 1982.