1. Memorial:Freemasons VC Memorial Great Queen Street
2. Book:Beyond The Five PointsPgs 285-288

Awards & Titles:

Victoria Cross
Officer, The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire
Mentioned in Despatches
1914-15 Star
British War Medal
Victory Medal
Defence Medal (1939-1945)
War Medal (1939-1945)
Italy Star
Deputy Lieutenant
Territorial Decoration
Coronation Medal (1937)
Coronation Medal (1953)
Queen's Silver Jubilee Medal

Education & Career :

Colonel Dean also held the Order of the British Empire. (O B E). He was Commander, of the Royal Danish Order of the Dannebrog. He commanded No. 5 Group Auxiliary Pioneer Corps in France in 1940. He was the Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Kent.

Service Life:


Unit / Ship / Est.: Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) 

Action : War Survivor 

Although many perished in times of national conflict and in the service of their country, many more survived including those interned as Prisoners of War. Stories of those who did survive are included as part of this site, especially those with high gallantry awards, those included against an external rolls of honour and those who had a distinguished career in wartime and military leaderhip.

Citations & Commemorations :

  See also: VC Online.

London Gazette 11/12/1918

During the period 24th/26 per December 1918 north-west own Lens, France, Lieutenant Dean with his platoon held an advance post established in a newly captured enemy trench. The post was ill-prepared for Defence and the lieutenant worked unceasingly with his men consolidating the position, under very heavy fire. Five times in all the post was attacked and on each occasion the attack was repulsed. Throughout the whole of this time lieutenant Dean inspired his command with his own contempt for danger and set the highest example of valour, leadership and devotion to duty.

Masonic :

TypeLodge Name and No.Province/District :
Mother : Saint Michael's No. 1273 E.C.East Kent
Joined : Saedingburna No. 6728 E.C. East Kent

12th February 1919
12th March 1919
9th April 1919

St. Michael’s Lodge No. 1273, Sittingbourne; Saedinburna Lodge No. 6278; St. Michael’s Chapter No. 1273. In 1951 he was Grand Sword Bearer of United Grand Lodge of England.

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