John Samuel DEANE

DEANE, John Samuel

Service Number: 1905
Enlisted: 1 March 1916
Last Rank: Lance Corporal
Last Unit: 48th Infantry Battalion
Born: Mount Pleasant, Barossa - South Australia, Australia, 28 July 1889
Home Town: McLaren Vale, Onkaparinga, South Australia
Schooling: Not yet discovered
Occupation: Labourer
Died: Killed in Action, Bullecourt, Picardie, France, 11 April 1917, aged 27 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
Stepped on a mine, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France
Memorials: Burnside District Fallen Soldiers' Memorial - Rose Park, Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Burnside & District - Fallen Soldiers Memorial Trees - Rose Park, Hazelwood Park (Knightsbridge) War Memorial, McLaren Vale Memorial Wall, McLaren Vale Roll of Honour, Mount Pleasant District Memorial, Mount Pleasant Pictorial Honour Roll, Mount Pleasant Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

1 Mar 1916: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 1905, 48th Infantry Battalion
13 Jul 1916: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, 1905, 48th Infantry Battalion, --- :embarkation_roll: roll_number: '19' embarkation_place: Adelaide embarkation_ship: HMAT Seang Bee embarkation_ship_number: A48 public_note: ''
11 Apr 1917: Involvement AIF WW1, Lance Corporal, 1905, 48th Infantry Battalion, Bullecourt (First), --- :awm_ww1_roll_of_honour_import: awm_service_number: 1905 awm_unit: 48 Battalion awm_rank: Lance Corporal awm_died_date: 1917-04-11

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Biography contributed by Paula Bartsch

Enlisted 1 March 1916 at Adelaide, South Australia.

Unit embarked from Adelaide on board HMAT A48 Seang Bee on 13 July 1916.

AWOL 6 October 1916 to 9 October 1916; awarded 7 days CC, 1 days pay.

Proceeded to France, Etaples, England.

Appointed Lance Corporal, December 1916. 

Reported missing in action 11 April 1917. Court of enquiry 29 December 1917 determined he was killed in action 11 April 1917 at Bullecourt, France.

Pictured on the Mount Pleasant Soldiers' Memorial Hall Honor Board, commemoraed at the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church and Mount Pleasant Anglican Church.