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Date of Death
18 May 1918
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Soldier or Civilian
Pte Frederick Dean, 60115, 101st Labour Company (ex-34th Battalion Royal Fusiliers), died in the 5th General Hospital in Rouen, France, on May 18th, 1918, five days after being admitted with gas shell poisoning.
His eldest brother William (Thomas William Dean) had been killed in action in France just weeks earlier, on March 24th, while helping a wounded soldier. Both brothers had been associated with the Clarence Football Club in their younger days.
Frederick Dean was born in Luton in 1882, a son of William and Elizabeth Dean. His father died in 1894 and his mother remarried in 1900, becoming Elizabeth Buckingham. At the time of his enlistment, Frederick was lodging at 6 Liverpool Road, Luton, while most of his family were living with their mother's second husband, Charles Albert Buckingham, at 24 Shirley Road, Luton.
Before joining up, Frederick was employed in the hat trade. Both he and William are commemorated on the Luton Roll of Honour and in the Book of Life compiled at Luton Parish Church.