Author Topic: When would he have landed in Gallipoli  (Read 2767 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

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Re: When would he have landed in Gallipoli
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2021, 05:49:43 PM »
Nicko

From my research notes: 2591 Pte Dean enlisted on or around the 29th September 1914. This has been calculated by the other service numbers around him. The disembarkation date is the 23rd July 1915. This makes him part of the second draft that arrived in the Dardanelles and not the original draft. Therefore he may have been with the 2/5th before it was activated as a unit in its own right. If this was the case he would have left Wigan and travelled with the 2/5th to Crowborough in Sussex. Its home to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and has a decent set of pubs in the centre of town. This is a main cross roads and the pubs have been there for years. The training area is known now as Pippingford park. It's heath land with steep hills around a few water ways. The ground is still used by the army for training today. The barracks are known as Southwood Barracks.

From information found in the Wigan Observer, other men from the 2/5th volunteered to go to Egypt and joined the 1/5th. These men formed the first drafts. At present I have not researched the Steamship they sailed on.

Hope this helps