Ajax Public Library Digital Archive
Ajax Veterans Street Dedication: Deacon Lane
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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.


Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8334054181909 Longitude: -79.0136968411255
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Original document and image located in the Ajax Archives.
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Ajax, Ontario
L1S 2H8
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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.