This week, we are pleased to feature Lance-Sergeant Jack Dean, 292 Field Company, Royal Engineers.
Sources for Jack Dean’s story come from personal correspondence with his widow Iris and by cross-reference with Ken Millington’s account in the BBC’s Peoples’ War series – Ken was also a Sapper in 292 Coy RE. Other ex-members of 292 Coy contributing to the Brotherhood archives and with relevance to Jack Dean’s own experiences are Allan Slocombe, Ernie Carroll and Malcolm Young.
Much more data is held in Jack’s Archive at the 2nd World War Experience Centre at Otley, West Yorkshire. These include many documents and photographs plus some medals, including the Greek-awarded Campaign Medal.
Jack and Iris were keen members of The Brotherhood and greatly appreciated the chance to meet up with other veterans in both Kalamata and UK.
Please click on the link below and scroll down to STORY where you will be able to read about Jack’s experiences.