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  • Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
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Radford Nottingham
Edward Charles was the son of Edward Charles and Mary Ann Deane and the older brother of James Francis and Harold Michie Deane. Their parents had one other child who died young and who was not recorded on the census returns between 1891 and 1911. The family was living in Nottingham at the time of the 1891 and 1901 Census, Edward snr. was a policeman. In 1911 the family was living at the Police Lodge on Bath Street, Nottingham; Edward snr. was now an inspector with the City Police. However, on the night of the 1911 census Edward was a visitor in the home of William and Elizabeth Chapman of Ivy Cottage, Roman Bank, Skegness. Edward married Ethel Rickett in Nottingham in 1912 and their only child, Edward J Deane, was born the same year. Ethel married secondly John G Foster in 1924 and they lived at Grift Bank Farm, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire. John Foster, a dairy farmer, Ethel and her son Edward Deane, were living at Woodrow Farm, Spilsby, in 1939 when the England and Wales Register was compiled. Edward's brother, Harold, also served in the Northumberland Fusiliers. He attested on 29 November 1915, aged 20 years 1 month, and joined at Woolwich on 2 December 1915. However, he was discharged from the army on 30 October 1917 after serving for 1 year 336 days, as he was no longer physically fit for war service. His army service record shows that he was a patient at Bath War Hospital from 29 April 1917 to 10 July, suffering from bronchitis, and he spent a further 10 days in a military hospital at Weedon from 29 July to 7 August 1917.
In 1901 he was an assistant stock keeper but by 1911 was a commercial traveller working for a publisher.
25 Sep 1915
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Residence Mablethorpe. He enlisted in Newcastle on Tyne
Private
12th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
12th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers. Edward Charles was reported missing on 25 September 1915 but his death on that date was not confirmed until October the following year. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France (Panel Reference: Panel 20 to 22).
Edward's brother-in-law, Cyril John Rickett, served with the 1/8th Bn Sherwood Foresters (307701 Private) and died in a London hospital on 29 June 1918 from wounds received in action. He was buried in Nottingham General Cemetery. (See record on this Roll of Honour) Edward's brother, Harold, also served in the Northumberland Fusiliers but was discharged from the army on 30 October 1917, no longer physically fit for war service. (See 'Family history') CWGC: 'Son of Edward Charles and Mary Deane, of 50, Holborn Avenue, Sneinton Dale, Nottingham; husband of Ethel Foster (formerly Deane), of Grift Bank Farm, Mablethorpe, Lincs.' Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 16 October 1916: ‘Deane. Reported missing September 25th, 1915, now officially reported killed, Private EC Deane (Ted), Northumberland Fusiliers. Silently mourned. Wife and child.’ (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) Nottingham Evening Post, ‘Roll of Honour’, 16 October 1916: ‘Deane. Reported missing September 25th, 1915, now reported killed in action, Loos, Private EC Deane, Northumberland Fusiliers, beloved and eldest son of Mr and Mrs EC Deane, 50, Holborn-avenue.’ (wwww.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk)
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  • Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)
    Edward Charles Deane - Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, France. (www.cwgc.org)