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   Ordinary Seaman Joseph Deacon
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Dated added: 11/02/2022   Last updated: 11/02/2022
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: S.V. Jane Williamson, Mercantile Marine (Unknown Civilian)
Date Of Birth: 02/09/1897
Died: 10/09/1917 (Died at Sea)
Age: 20
Joseph Deacon was the son of Thomas and Mary Anne Deacon (nee Downing). Thomas Deacon was a 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.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Penzance Cemetery
  Penzance, Cornwall, 9
Grave Ref: Grave IA-6
CWGC Casualty 347109
Penzance Cemetery contains 35 scattered burials of the First World War.
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1 1901 Census lists Deacon family Lists Joseph as age 3 living with the family at house 3 in Gortnaboul, Kilgarvan, Kerry
2 1911 Census lists Deacon family Lists Joseph as age 13 living with the family at house 61 in Main Street, Caledon, Tyrone
3 Photo of Able Seaman Joseph Deacon's gravestone
4 Independent newspaper Details of the sinking of SV Jane Williamson
5 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Able Seaman Joseph Deacon's gravestone can be purchased here
6 - SV Jane Williamson Brief details of Joseph Deacon
7 Painting of SV Jane Williamson
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