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Private John Dean


Private John Dean and Alice Dean
Photo: John Dootson
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Item #: 29421
My maternal grandparents John and Alice Dean during the first world war. They lived on Primrose Hill, Scholes before moving to Salmon Street Whelley.
This may be of interest to Anne Melling. They were the parents of Norman Dean who married your aunt Margaret. My grandad was in the Manchester Regiment and was awarded the Military Medal for bravery at the Battle of St Quentin, France in 1916.

Comment by: Veronica on 10th June 2017 at 13:08

What a good looking couple ...and obviously a very brave man.

Comment by: John D on 10th June 2017 at 14:30

Thanks, Veronica. He was one of the fortunate ones to return home, otherwise I wouldn't be here.

Comment by: Anne Melling on 10th June 2017 at 16:02

Thanks for that John I will show my Aunty Joyce, Aunty Margaret's youngest sister. I wonder if our cousins Norman and Alan have seen this it would be their Grandad too.

Comment by: Maureen on 10th June 2017 at 17:28

They're a very handsome couple John..and what a lovely clear photo for you to cherish.

Comment by: henry7 on 11th June 2017 at 10:21

Lovely looking couple. And what a brave soldier,

Comment by: winnie on 11th June 2017 at 18:28

Marriage: 18 Sep 1917 St Catharine, Wigan, Lancashire, England
John Dean - 29, Collier, Bachelor, 162 Scholes, Wigan
Alice Park - 25, Tramcar Conductress, Spinster, 8 Sole Street, Wigan
Groom's Father: Henry Dean, Collier
Bride's Father: John Park, Collier
Witness: James Dean; Elizabeth Park

Comment by: John D on 11th June 2017 at 21:02

Thanks winnie, you've filled in a couple of gaps for me.
The entry of my grandma being a tram conductress made me smile. Trams were her favourite topic and she could talk for hours about them and the people who rode with her. Her route was Wigan town centre to The Moorgate pub in Aspull.

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