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Civilian war casualties

no.full nameburial
1Albert Dean1918
Pvt. Albert Gittens Dean 203940 formerly 9534, 26832, bn Hackney, London, 19th Aug 1882. Enlisted Enfield 2 Dec 1915, to Army Reserve 3 Dec 1915, Mobilized 25 Mar 1916, to 6 Royal Fusiliers 26 Mar 1916, to 3/19 London Regiment 19 Jun 1916, to 1/7 Middlesex 30 June 1916. To France 1 Jul 1916. Missing presumed killed on or about 16 Sep 1916 during an 1/7 Middlesex assault from Leuze Wood into and around Bouleaux Wood, between the villages of Ginchy and Combles in the Picardie region of France. Albert has no known grave but is commemorated at the Thiepval Memorial in France. He is also commemorated on the gravestone of his parents, Alfred Amos Dean and Fanny Elizabeth Dean nee Wood, at St Peter and St Paul, Lingfield. Prior to Military Service Albert was a house decorator working with his father in South London, where the family had moved to when Albert was about five years old. He was not married and had no children. Some military records mistakenly show his middle name as “Gitters”.Earlier civilian records suggest Albert’s middle name, “Gittens”, came from an untraced ancestor of Fanny’s father. After WWI Fanny was issued the standard circular commemorative bronze plaque of the Government’s Memorial Plaque Factory, 54/56 Church Road, Acton, W3, London, later production type that has a batch number just behind the lion's back leg. The standard commemorative scroll from King George V that was issued with Albert’s plaque is long lost.
2James Russell1972
James Hogg Russell was educated at George Heriot's School, Edinburgh winning dux prizes in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry and was an athelete and rugby player of distinction.A Bisley crackshot he won the Cup as the outstanding shot at 1,000 yards. He was a prizewinner in the Final Examinations of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 1932. Aged only 28 he was appointed Chief Surveyor of William Arnott McLeod Ltd one of Scotland's largest construction companies of that time and during WW2 was seconded to the Admiralty as civilian contractor on top secret infrastructure projects including the Invergordon Sunderland Flying Boat project which employed 400 men and was an integral part of the U Boat reconnaissance programme. In 1946 he founded James H Russell & Co (Contractors) Limited a highly regarded and successful Building & Public Works Company synonomous with many major building projects employing over 150 people throughout East Central Scotland.
3Harry Zeffert199783
British civilian electrical engineer with Handley Page Aircraft Ltd in GB, 1935-1940; electrical supervisor with Electrical Section of Experimental Department at Vickers Aircraft Company in GB, 1941-1945; Electrical Design Project Engineer, Senior Designer and Chief Electrical Engineer at Vickers-Armstrong Aircraft Ltd in GB, 1945-1961; Chief Systems Engineer, Director of Systems Engineering and Design Director with British Aircraft Corporation in GB, 1961-1977

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