[Skip to content]



  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
Person Details
Sneinton, Nottingham
1901; Father, Edwin age 58. Born in Nottinghamshire. Occupation Hosiery Warehouseman. Mother, Elizabeth age 47. Born in Nottinghamshire. Siblings, Ellen age 27. Occupation Hosiery Mender, Charles age 11. All children born in Nottingham. Address, 72 Bathley Street, Meadows. 1911; As above including address. Charles a Clerk in a Hosiery Warehouse. Leslie a Lift Attendant in a drug Store. Niece, Eveline age 8. Born in Leeds
He was a lift attendant in 1911
22 Jul 1916
23
91003 - CWGC Website
3673
Enlisted Nottingham
Private
1/7th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Pte. Dean was with the battalion when on July 1, 1916 , the first day of the Battle of the Somme, they attacked across No Man's Land towards the village of Gommecourt. The shelling and machine gun fire quickly destroyed the battalion and of the 536 men who set out that morning only 93 answered roll call at the end of the day. Pte. Dean died of his wounds at No. 20 Casualty Clearing Station on 22nd July 1916. He is buried in Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty.(grave ref I.H.2)
In memoriam published 23rd July 1917 in the Nottingham Evening Post :- “DEAN. – In loving memory of Pte. L. F. Dean (Jerry), S.F., died of wounds, July 22nd, 1916. – Father, mother, sisters, and brothers.” Above is courtesy of Jim Grundy and his facebook pages Small Town Great War Hucknall 1914-1918
Remembered on

Photos

  • Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle
    Leslie Frank Dean - Commonwealth war grave headstone marking his grave at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, Pas de Calais, France. Courtesy of Murray Biddle