Edwin Lord Dean was born in 1898 in Wood Lane where his father was a Pattern Card Maker. When he enlisted at Liverpool in 1916 (Kings Liverpool Regiment) his family had moved to West Lynn in Pavement Lane. West Lynn is still one of the terrace of houses that had only recently been built as they didn't exist at the 1911 census. Edwin was posted to France in 1917 (i.e when he reached the age of 19) and returned in 1918 having survived being gassed. Edwin was invited to a trial with Manchester City Football Club in 1922. He married Amy Davies at St Wilfrid's in 1924 and lived until 1971. His granddaughter lives in Mobberley today.
An earlier, presumably pre-war, picture of Edwin.
John Vernon Dean, Edwin's brother was born in 1894 in Salford before the family moved to Mobberley. In 1911 he was working in an insurance office. He too served with the Kings Liverpool Regiment and was wounded in the hand in 1918. He was a memebr of Mobberley Cricket Club. He married Nellie Murphy at St Wilfrid's in 1926 and died in 1978.