DEAN, James Anderson
(Service number 13388)
|First Rank||Second Lieutenant||Last Rank||Lieutenant|
|Date||22 August 1879||Place of Birth||Geraldine|
|Address at Enlistment|
|Previous Military Experience|
|Marital Status||Married. Four children|
|Next of Kin||Mrs A. J. DEAN (wife), 16 Dee Street, Timaru|
|Served with||NZ Armed Forces||Served in||Army|
|Body on Embarkation||New Zealand Expeditionary Force|
|Unit, Squadron, or Ship||13th Reinforcements, J Company|
|Date||27 May 1916|
|Embarked From||Wellington||Destination||Devonport, Devon, England|
|Other Units Served With|
|Last Unit Served With|
|Campaigns||Western European 1916-1917|
|Service Medals||British War Medal (1914-1918); Victory Medal (1914-1918); New Zealand War Service Medal (1939-1945)|
Award Circumstances and Date
Prisoner of War Information
|Date of Capture|
|Where Captured and by Whom|
|Actions Prior to Capture|
|PoW Serial Number|
|Date||Reason||WWI - 31 July 1918|
Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses
|Date||7 December 1952||Age||74 years|
|Place of Death||Christchurch|
|Memorial or Cemetery|
|New Zealand Memorials|
James Anderson Dean was the youngest son of John and Emma (née Bathurst) Dean. He married Ada Jane Bracefield in 1902. They had four children - Eric Raymond born in 1902, Elise Inez born in 1903, James Uglow Jonathan born in 1905, and John Seddon born in 1906.
Departing for the war in May 1916, Second Lietutenant Dean transferred to the 1st Canterbury Company in April 1916. In September he was seconded for training for the Machine Gun Company, reporting for duty with the unit in November, the same month he was promoted to full Lieutenant. Lieutenant J. A. Dean, 13388, Timaru, returned to New Zealand in March 1918 in Draft 149.
Dean also served in the Second World War, claiming a several birth dates (1888 and 1892 at least), possibly to avoid disqualification due to his age. Serving in New Zealand form April 1940, Dean again was promoted from Second Lieutenant to full Lieutenenat while serving as an adjutant fro the NZTS.
James Anderson Dean died in Christchurch in 1952.
Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [05 February 2017]; Evening Post, 13 March 1918 (Papers Past) [04 February 2017]; SCRoll web submission by C Dean, 6 December 2018
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