Pte John Dean of the Machine Gun Company killed in action
 Pte John Dean


124388 Pte John Thomas Dean, 61st Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)


Born in Padiham, Lancashire John was conscripted into the army in Burnley in 1916.

Initially serving as 36184 in the East Surrey Regiment, he was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps prior to embarkation on active service.

He was killed on 12th April 1918 and reported as missing in action.

Having no known grave, John is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium.

12 April 1918 killed in action.



Research by David O'Mara.



References: British Army WWI Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2008. Original data: Army Medal Office. WWI Medal Index Cards. In the care of The Western Front Association.

The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; WWI Service Medal and Award Rolls; Class: WO 329

The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; First World War and Army of Occupation War Diaries; Class: WO 95

The Burnley Express 19th April 1916

Commonwealth War Graves Commission ( )

Soldiers Died in the Great War – HMSO 1921


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