Author Topic: When would he have landed in Gallipoli  (Read 2271 times)

nicko576

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When would he have landed in Gallipoli
« on: January 29, 2008, 01:27:01 PM »
I have a man 2591 Pte JW Dean, who fought in Gallipoli, i am trying to find out if he was part of the initial landings
also when he might have enlisted
Can it be done by his service number
nearly forgot 1/5th Battalion
many thanks Nick

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Re: When would he have landed in Gallipoli
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2008, 01:38:15 PM »
To be sure, you'd need to see his medal index card, it probably will show the date of his entry into 2b, gallipoli.

the service number is not really proof, they were still being recycled upto the end of 1916, however the odds are pretty high that he landed with the majority of his battalion, from the main site, 5th battalion section

"On the 3rd May the battalion embarked and on the 6th May 1915 they landed landed with the 6th Battalion at W and V beaches at Gallipoli,"

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nicko576

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Re: When would he have landed in Gallipoli
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2008, 01:53:54 PM »
Thanks Chris
That was quick, i am spending too much at the NA lately, my wife is onto me now,
hoping to get down there soon
Nick

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Re: When would he have landed in Gallipoli
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2008, 04:42:34 PM »
An un named photograph which has a possible identification by Harribobs as James W Dean has been posted in the un named photo section. The army number however is not the same as your JW Dean.

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Re: When would he have landed in Gallipoli
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2008, 11:14:02 AM »
Thanks for that pintail, unfortunately i am after John William Dean
Nick