Sunday, 19 January 2014
* Lieutenant Thomas Alexander Deane
Thomas Alexander David Deane Lieutenant Royal Marine Light Infantry Portsmouth Battalion, Royal Naval Division 03/05/1915 Age 22 . Address: Bray, County Wicklow. Only son of Sir Thomas Manly Deane, B.A., and Lady Deane (nee Wright), of Erw-Lydan, Penmaenmawr, Carnarvonshire. Formerly of Dublin. Sir Thomas was a prominent architect who designed three buildings of note in Dublin, Ireland. These are the National Museum and National Library on Kildare Street and also in the 1937 Reading Room in Trinity College Dublin.
Irish Independent; Second Lieutenant T. A. D. Deans, RMLI, who is reported from the Dardanelles as missing, is the only son of Sir Thomas M Deane, B.A., RHA. Ailesbury Park, Dublin. He received his commission in February. Previously he had been a member of the Dublin University Officers Training Corps.
Irish Times. Bray Memorial Service. The name of Lieutenant T M Deane, son of Sir Thomas Deane, was by accident omitted from the list of Old Ardvonians who have fallen. Lieutenant Deane, a most promising young officer, was killed in action in the Dardanelles early in May last.
The Weekly Irish Times. Ireland’s Roll of Honour. May 29, 1915. Second Lieutenant T A D Deane. On May 14, we reported that second Lieutenant Thomas A D Deane, R.M.L.I., Portsmouth Battalion Royal Naval Division, was reported under date 10th May, as missing in operations at the Dardanelles, and it is now reported that he is killed. He was the only son of Sir Thomas M Deane, B.A., R.H.A., of Ailesbury Park, Dublin. Panel 2 to 7 Helles Memorial in Turkey.
Source: Tom Burnell, war historian.