Charles Entwistle DEAN

DEAN, Charles Entwistle

Service Number: 4097
Enlisted: 6 December 1915, Perth, WA
Last Rank: Sergeant
Last Unit: 28th Infantry Battalion
Born: Bolton, Lancashire, England, 1893
Home Town: Midland, Swan, Western Australia
Schooling: Boarding School, Bolton UK & Underwood Business College, Perth, Western Australia
Occupation: Clerk
Died: Died of Wounds, Belgium, 12 December 1917
Cemetery: Westhof Farm Cemetery
Plot II, Row D, Grave 5
Memorials: Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Midland Church of The Ascension Honour Roll, Midland WW1 Clock Tower & Town Hall Memorial
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World War 1 Service

6 Dec 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, 4097, 28th Infantry Battalion, Perth, WA
1 Apr 1916: Involvement Private, 4097, 28th Infantry Battalion
1 Apr 1916: Embarked Private, 4097, 28th Infantry Battalion, HMAT Ulysses, Fremantle
24 Feb 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Corporal, 28th Infantry Battalion
18 Sep 1917: Promoted AIF WW1, Sergeant, 28th Infantry Battalion
12 Dec 1917: Involvement Sergeant, 4097, 28th Infantry Battalion

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Biography contributed by Elizabeth Allen

Charles Entwistle DEAN was born in Bolton, Lancashire, England in 1893

His parents were William Henry DEAN & Elizabeth Adelina ENTWISTLE

He enlisted in Perth, WA on 6th December, 1915 and embarked from Fremantle, WA with the 28th Infantry Battalion, 10th Reinforcement on board the HMAT Ulysses on 1st April, 1916

Charles died of wounds on 12th December, 1917 and is buried in the Westhof Farm Cemetery.


His brother Jack DEAN (SN 925) was Killed in Action in 1916 & another brother Harry Stanley DEAN (SN 2893)  44th Infantry Battalion, returned to Australia in 1918


Biography contributed by Evan Evans

AWM Summary

4097 Corporal (later Sergeant (Sgt)) Charles Entwistle Dean, 28th Battalion, of Midland Junction, WA. Born in Bolton, England, he worked as a clerk before enlisting on 10 January 1916. He embarked from Fremantle as a Private with the 10th Reinforcements on HMAT Ulysses on 1 April 1916. He was appointed Acting Corporal on 18 November 1916, and this rank was made permanent on 24 January 1917. On 4 June 1917 he was appointed Temporary Sergeant. On 12 December 1917 he was hit by shrapnel when German aircraft bombed Aldershot Camp, near Neuve Eglise. He died of his wounds on the same day. He was 24 years old. His brother, 925 Private (Pte) Jack Dean, 32nd Battalion, had been killed in action at Fleurbaix on 19 July 1916.