Bean Richard Jones L/Cpl 4272047

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L/Cpl "Dicky" Bean's CWGC headstone.
L/Cpl "Dicky" Bean's CWGC headstone.

Name Bean Richard Jones
Army number 4272047
Rank L/Cpl
Date of birth Born Northumberland, probably 1919/20.
Age 24
Unit Royal Northumberland Fusiliers - enlisted 18/10/1938 as a Regular soldier. Transferred to The Durham Light Infantry 18/7/1940, posted 10th Bn DLI. Served Iceland - stationed at Blonduos. Served Normandy. KILLED in ACTION 25/7/44 with 10th Bn Durham Light Infantry.
Platoon or other sub-unit
Task or role
Joined Brigade 18-Jul-40.
Prisoner of War
Died/Killed in action 25-Jul-44
Home address Resident of London. Son of Thomas and Jane Bean, husband of Norah W Bean, Surbiton, Surrey. Buried Grave IX. B. 12. Banneville la Campagne Cemetery.
Source table 10DLI

L/Cpl Bean was a particular friend of the late Vane Dyson and features in several of Vane's photographs taken in Iceland - especially those involving motorbikes.

L/Cpl "Dickie" Bean on Ariel C4, Blonduos