George Herbert Deacon

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Deacon, Lance Corporal George Herbert no.2972

55th Battalion, formerly 3rd Battalion 9th Reinforcements.

Corner of Third and Eighth Avenue, Campsie.


Born 1891, son of William and Annie Deacon.

Enlisted 11/7/1915, aged 24.


Church of England.

Next of kin, brother, William T. Deacon, comer of Third and Eighth Avenue, Campsie.

Lance Corporal Deacon was living at 30 Juliet Street, Marrickville at enlistment.

Casualty list DT 6/11/1916: Progressing favourably.

Returned to Australia 12/11/1916.

Died 1929.

Australian War Memorial record available at: [accessed 06/01/2017].

Special acknowledgement

The foundation of the information on this page was copied from the prize winning publication Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. This book is the culmination of 12 years (1988-2000) research by a team of volunteers from Canterbury and District Historical Society led by Dr Lesley Muir. Without this team's effort and dedication and the Society's willingness and support, this information would not be available today.


An uneditable version of the book Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe is in the eBook section of this wiki. In the main section, there is an alphabetical list of the 1,911 names in the book with a link to the biography copied from the book about each individual. The alphabetical list is titled Canterbury's Boys list. The biographical files are editable, created to provide the space for descendants, historians, researchers, etc to contribute any further information, photographs, newspaper articles, memories, etc. they may have discovered so it is available for this and future generations.


Canterbury's boys : World War I & Sydney's suburban fringe. Edited by Lesley Muir. Campsie, N.S.W. : Canterbury and District Historical Society, 2002