Sunday, 25 March 2018

St Enoder Parish First World War Project

This year marks the centenary of the end of the First World War and I am pleased that St Enoder Parish Council is undertaking a project to remember all the men from Fraddon, Indian Queens, Summercourt and St Columb Road who lost their lives between 1914 and 1918.

We have a Facebook page and we are remembering the fallen on the anniversary of their deaths.

Our most recent entry (24th March) remembers Howard Dean from Indian Queens, as follows:

One hundred years ago, Henry Howard Dean died of his wounds at the 12th General Hospital at Rouen. He had been serving with the 2nd/4th Battalion of the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry.

A report in the West Briton (25/4/1918) stated that Samuel and Lena Dean “had been officially informed that their son, Pte. Howard Dean, has died of wounds in the chest and legs in an American hospital in France.”

Before the war, he worked as an employee of a grocery shop (Messrs. R. B. Hore and Sons) in Fraddon. He was also a member of the United Methodist Church Choir, the Queens Glee Choir and the local tent of a temperance organisation known as the Rechabites.

Howard is buried in the St Sever Cemetery Extension at Rouen, and he is commemorated on the War Memorial in St Columb.

If you have not already visited our Facebook page, why not have a look. Pease support his important project.

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