Arthur was the youngest of nine children born to Arthur and Lillian Dean. Two brothers also served in the AIF. LESLIE THOMAS DEAN, SERN 3772, enlisted in November 1916 and served with the 35th Reinforcements of the 1st Light Horse Regiment. While HARRY POWELL DEAN, SERN 50620, was working as a wool classer in Queensland when he joined the November 1917 Queensland Reinforcements.
Week 16 : 28 January 1915 - The Northern District Times, page 21 - the story of Trooper ARTHUR DEAN, Service No. 296.
Tragedy followed an upbeat letter to home
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