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Sgt James Dean
6t Bn Lancashire Fusiliers
served at Gallipoli

Thomas Bradley sent us a correction to the site about SGT James Dean #6847, his great great grandfather. After we corrected it he sent us a lot more information which we have made into a feature.

Good Morning Gentlemen,

I was hoping you would be able to correct a small error on the site contained with in the page below about the 6th bn.

In the section about Redoubt you talk about 2 brothers who were killed on the same day listed as Arthur and John. This is a mistake as Arthur's brother was SGT James Dean #6847, my great great grandfather. The included picture is also unrelated to Arthur, I have included a picture of Sgt James Dean in my email. If you are able to correct this it would mean a great deal to me and my family.

Good Morning Tom
Now then.... please click on this link for alterations done by Dennis. As I thought it was not possible to alter the original source document. Sadly the originator is no longer available. Rather than remove the whole article and lose valuable information Dennis has made the alterations shown. He will add the other material in due course once you have had the opportunity to send it.

Geoff Pycroft
Researcher and Archivist
Lancashire Fusiliers Web Site

St James Dean

Some more history you may be interested in about Sgt James Dean.
United Kingdom
Serjeant, 6847Lancashire Fusiliers
KIA Gallipoli 07/08/1915
Buried Redoubt Cemetery XII. A. 12.
In a letter written to a local paper - Sergeant James Dean, of Wood Street, Middleton, adds: "We had a terrible time. We made a general advance and took some of their trenches and our battalion was in the thick of it from start to finish. How I got through safely I do not know."
Tragically, the married 30-year-old was to die just two months later. His 23-year-old brother Arthur, who lived at the family home on Grimshaw Lane, was killed on the same day. The brothers now rest side-by-side in Redoubt Cemetery, Gallipoli.
He left a widow, Elizabeth nee Lovatt, and a 5 year old daughter, Florence (my great grandmother).
I have been lucky enough to inherit all of James' medals and his death coin, as well as a great deal of his original training material for pre-deployment to the front including infantry training manual, parade training manual, translation booklet, bible and more.
If you have any questions or anything you can share with me, please let me know. I would love to know what the trophy in the picture was for.

Thank you,
Tom Bradley