1914-15 Star, BWM and Victory, Memorial Plaque,
Private Harold Dean, “D” Company 1st/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment.
Killed in Action 7th August 1915 during the futile and bloody series of attacks that ended in the gain of a small patch of ground known as “The Krithia Vineyard”. He was a local young man, born in Moss Side, Manchester, killed in action aged just 18, commemorates on the Helles memorial, Mesopotamia.
During the back and forth fighting from the 6th to 13th August, the Ottoman trenches were captured then recaptured multiple time per day, causing 4,120 casualties to the British, only 1,510 for the Turkish. The 88th Brigade were sent in on the 6th to begin the attack, then when the 42nd East Lancashire Division was sent in, Private Dean was killed on the first day. In the aftermath Two Victoria Crosses were awarded for this action, including one to Lt Forshaw of the Manchester Regiment.