Private John Dean7 Comments
Photo: John Dootson
Item #: 29421
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.
What a good looking couple ...and obviously a very brave man.
Thanks, Veronica. He was one of the fortunate ones to return home, otherwise I wouldn't be here.
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.
They're a very handsome couple John..and what a lovely clear photo for you to cherish.
Lovely looking couple. And what a brave soldier,
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
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.