Reuben Dean

Name

Reuben Dean

Conflict

First World War

Date of Death / Age

07/11/1914
32

Rank, Service Number & Service Details

Private
7787
Bedfordshire Regiment
"C" Company, 1st Bn.

Awards

Not Yet Researched

Cemetery/Memorial

LE TOURET MEMORIAL
Panel 10 and 11.
France

UK Memorials

Memorial Plaque, St Lawrence Church, Bovingdon
Memorial Plaque, Memorial Hall, Bovingdon

Pre War

Born in 1882 in Flaunden, Bovingdon son of Arthur and Mary Ann (Geary) Dean and living in The Bank, Bovingdon in 1901. He married Dolly Grace Smith (later Mrs. Philbey of Bank Cottages, Bovingdon, Boxmoor) in Hemel Hempstead in 1912. He was an agricultural labourer.

Wartime Service

Enlisted at Hemel Hempstead, entered France on 16 Aug 1914 and first met the enemy at Mons. Fought during the retreat to Le Cateau and the Battle of the Marne. The battalion was fighting at Festubert on 5 Nov 1914 when they received orders to go immediately by motor bus to Ypres, about 40km, where the enemy were in danger of breaking through. He was killed in action but his name is on the Le Touret Memorial which is near Festubert.

Additional Information

Brother of Private William Dean who died in service on 3 Sep 1916 in Iraq and is also commemorated on these memorials.

Acknowledgments

Malcolm Lennox, Dick West