Monday, July 03, 2006

Michael and Richard Deane

I have been contacted by Michael Deane's grandson and as a result, updated his biography with further information. Michael and Richard Deane, the sons of a career soldier, both served during the First World War. Richard was accidentally killed in 1917 but Michael survived and remained in the army until 1947.

The Deane brothers were not from Chailey but their mother Harriet was a Blencowe, the sister of John Ingham Blencowe, Robert Campion Blencowe and Frances Isabel Blencowe, all of whom played significant roles in Chailey during the First World War. Another of Harriet's sisters, Florence C Drummond, would lose a son, Frederick John Drummond, in the first year of the war.

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