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Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Deacon Lane
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Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Deacon Lane


Street Name: Deacon Lane Name of Veteran: George W. Deacon Oct. 23, 1920-May 26, 2001 Rank: Able Seaman Ship Served: HMS Ajax Date of Service on Ship: 1939 to 1945 Year of Visit/Dedication: October 1999 Veteran or Family Visit: George Deacon and wife June Veteran of the Battle of the River Plate: Yes Died at Battle: No George W. Deacon was born on October 23, 1920. He joined the Royal Navy at a young age and was only nineteen at the time of the Battle of the River Plate. George was the Honourary Assistant Secretary and Archivist of the HMS Ajax and River Plate Veterans Association. He visited the Town of Ajax for the 60th Anniversary of the Battle of the River Plate and attended his street dedication at that time. George died two years after his visit to Ajax in the spring of 2001 when he went into acute renal failure. He was eighty years old.