Sydney James DEACON

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DEACON, Sydney James

Service Number: 3727
Enlisted: 9 July 1915, Adelaide, South Australia
Last Rank: Private
Last Unit: 10th Infantry Battalion
Born: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, 2 February 1883
Home Town: Plympton, City of West Torrens, South Australia
Schooling: Sturt Street State School
Occupation: Sand Carter
Died: Killed in Action, Pozieres, France, 25 July 1916, aged 33 years
Cemetery: No known grave - "Known Unto God"
No known grave
Memorials: Adelaide National War Memorial, Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour, Plympton District Roll of Honor, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial (Australian National Memorial - France)
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World War 1 Service

9 Jul 1915: Enlisted AIF WW1, Private, SN 3727, 10th Infantry Battalion, Adelaide, South Australia
2 Dec 1915: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3727, 10th Infantry Battalion, Enlistment/Embarkation WW1
2 Dec 1915: Embarked AIF WW1, Private, SN 3727, 10th Infantry Battalion, RMS Malwa, Adelaide
25 Jul 1916: Involvement AIF WW1, Private, SN 3727, 10th Infantry Battalion, Battle for Pozières

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Biography

Embarkation Roll (www.awm.gov.au) incorrectly spells Pte. Deacon's surname "Dearon"

Biography contributed by Carol Foster

Son of Richard Deacon and Emily Deacon nee Price of Adelaide. Brother of Elizabeth Jane Deacon, Emily Ann Deacon, Thomas Richard Deacon, Walter Henry Deacon, George Louis Deacon, Ernest John Deacon and Charlotte May Deacon

Husband of Ethel Deacon nee Baldock. Sydney and Ethel were married on 8 March 1905 at Ethel's residence of Beckman Street, Plympton, SA

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal