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Memorials & Monuments
on the Isle of Wight
- Biography -
- George Edward Deacon -

George Edward Deacon Name : George Deacon

Son of Emma Brooks of Deptford; husband of Alice May Deacon, of 2, Jaffra Villas, Clarence Rd., East Cowes, Isle of Wight.

Born 25 April 1884, Deptford. Baptised 7 May 1884, St John's Church, Deptford.

Married 23 December 1911, Alice May Morey, at St James' Church, East Cowes. One son, George Frederick Morey, born 1912, Portsmouth.

  Photographs :

George Deacon as a cadet, with his sisters Maggie and Nelly. His cap tally reads H.M.S. Shaftesbury. [*]
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George Deacon as a Royal Marine, with his friend Willy Grogan (William Lawrence Grogan, who was born 11 Aug 1887, and who enlisted in the Royal Marines on 23 Oct 1903)
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George Edward Deacon

George Deacon and his wife Alice, née Morey, [front] at their wedding.
  Census information :

1891 : George and Emma Deacon, with their children including George aged 7, are at 6 Poplar Row, King Street, Deptford. George Deacon is a Labourer.

1901 : George Deacon, aged 17, is a Band Boy with the Royal Marines at H.M.S. Ganges, a training establishment, at Harwich, Esssex.

1911 : George Deacon, aged 27, is a Band Corporal with the Royal Marines at the Royal Naval College, Osborne, East Cowes.

  Service Details :

Bandmaster 1st Class, RMB/391 George Deacon, Royal Marines Band, H.M.S. Invincible.

Enlisted 16 April 1904.
  Casualty Details :

Died : 1 May 1916, aged 32.

Commemorated on the Royal Naval Memorial at Portsmouth.

George Edward Deacon

CWGC Record
  Commemorated on these Memorials :

East Cowes War Memorial
County War Memorial, Carisbrooke Castle

George Deacon's name is listed in the Isle of Wight Football Association Roll of Honour.
  Further Information :

[*] H.M.S. Shaftesbury is presumed to be a reference to the Naval Training Ships established at the instigation of Lord Shaftesbury - see The Workhouse - Training Ships

George and Alice Deacon's son, George Frederick Deacon, was killed in the air raids in East Cowes in 1942 and is buried in the communal grave at East Cowes Cemetery
  Acknowledgments :

Biddy Shephard for photographs and information. George Edward Deacon was her uncle.

Rita Butler for further information and the two photographs of the younger George. George Deacon was her great uncle.
  Page status :
Page last updated : 5 December 2013 (added photos from Rita Butler)


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