S.V. Jane Williamson, Mercantile Marine (Unknown Civilian)
Date Of Birth:
10/09/1917 (Died at Sea)
Joseph Deacon was the son of Thomas and Mary Anne Deacon (nee Downing). Thomas Deacon was a constable.in the Royal Irish Constabulary. Joseph Deacon and his twin brother Samuel were born on 2nd September 1897 in Benburb. Sadly, Samuel died some six months later. By 1911 the familywere living in Caledon. Joseph Deacon joined the Mercantile Marines as an Ordinary Seaman on board the SV Jane Williamson, a sailing vessel. Ordinary Seaman Joseph Deacon was serving on the Mercantile Marine vessel SS Jane Williamson when he was killed at sea on the 10th September 1917. His body was recovered and he is buried in Penzance Cemetery in Cornwall, England.