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Family of Alfred Samuel DEAKIN and Lily Margaret MULLARD

Husband: Alfred Samuel DEAKIN (1908-1945)
Wife: Lily Margaret MULLARD (1908-1990)
Marriage 26 Nov 1932 Aldershot, Hampshire1

Husband: Alfred Samuel DEAKIN

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Alfred Samuel DEAKIN

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Alfred Samuel DEAKIN

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Alfred Samuel DEAKIN

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Alfred Samuel DEAKIN

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Alfred Samuel DEAKIN

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Alfred Samuel DEAKIN

Name: Alfred Samuel DEAKIN
Sex: Male
Father: Alfred DEAKIN (1882-1961)
Mother: Alice Elizabeth DAVIES (1885-1926)
Birth 22 Jan 1908 Birmingham, Warwickshire2
Census 2 Apr 1911 (age 3) Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire3
53 Ludlow Road Saltley Birmingham
Death 1 Mar 1945 (age 37) Groesbeek, Netherlands4,5
PS 38 Alfred Samuel Deakin, Guildford Borough

Lieutenant on the General List;

Control Commission Europe

Died aged 37, 1.3.1945

PS Deakin trod on a mine whilst serving as a Lieutenant on the General List as a member of the Control Commission. He was aged 37 when he died the son of Alfred and Alice Elizabeth Deakin of Guildford and husband of Lily Margaret Deakin, of Guildford, Surrey, England. He is buried in the Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Netherlands.

PC Deakin joined the Guildford Borough Police on the 8 August 1931 being sworn in the Guildhall on the 10 August before W T Patrick Esq., DR G C Williamson, Mrs E Harris, R F Billing Esq. Formerly he had been a machinist and soldier with the Coldstream Guards for 7 years. When joining he lived in 33 Greenwood Villas, Lower Farnham Road, Aldershot. Born in Aston Warwickshire he was single when he joined the police, height 6 feet 1 inches tall, fresh complexion, light brown hair and blue eyes.

Service:

PC Deakin’s appointment was confirmed on the 8 August 1932.

Passed sergeant’s examination on 4th September 1938.

Bill Leahy: "Sergeant Sam Deakin was promoted during the war from constable and as hostilities came to a close he volunteered to become a member of the Control Commission and act as a chief of police in Europe. He trod on a mine and was killed whilst working in the Netherlands. He was an excellent young man."

Allied forces entered the Netherlands on 12 September 1944. Airborne operations later that month established a bridgehead at Nijmegen and in the following months coastal areas and ports were cleared and secured. It was not until the German initiated offensive in the Ardennes had been repulsed that the drive into Germany could begin. Most of those buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery were Canadians, many of whom died in the Battle of the Rhineland, when the 2nd and 3rd Canadian Infantry Divisions and the 4th Canadian Armoured Division took part in the drive southwards from Nijmegen to clear the territory between the Maas and the Rhine in February and March 1945. Others buried here died earlier or later in the southern part of the Netherlands and in the Rhineland. The cemetery contains 2,610 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War, and nine war graves of other nationalities. Within the cemetery stands the Groesbeek Memorial, which commemorates by name more than 1,000 members of the Commonwealth land forces who died during the campaign in north-west Europe between the time of crossing the Seine at the end of August 1944 and the end of the war in Europe, and whose graves are not know. (CWGC site)

Wife: Lily Margaret MULLARD

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Lily Margaret MULLARD

Name: Lily Margaret MULLARD
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 21 Feb 1908 Ash, Surrey
Death Jul 1990 (age 82) Frimley, Surrey6

Sources

1"GRO Indexes". Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: Civil registration event: Marriage
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MarriageFinder™: Alfred S Deakin married Lily M Mullard [?]

Name: DEAKIN, Alfred S

Registration district: [?] Aldershot

County: Hampshire

Year of registration: 1932

Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec

Spouse's last name Mullard

Volume no: [?] 2C

Page no: [?] 534
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Name: MULLARD, Lily M

Registration district: Aldershot

County: Hampshire

Year of registration: 1932

Quarter of registration: Oct-Nov-Dec

Spouse's last name: Deakin

Volume no: 2C

Page no: 534
2"Information from Free Births, Marriages, and Deaths website: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/" (Internet). Assessment: Questionable.
Text From Source: Births Mar 1908 (>99%)

Deakin Alfred Samuel Aston 6d 450
Internet. Call Number: http://freebmd.rootsweb.com/ (electronic).
3"Census 1911 (Alfred Deakin) Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire RG14/PN18355 RG78PN1103 RD385 SD5 ED36 SN112".
Text From Source: DEAKIN, Alfred Head M 28 1883 Worcestershire Dudley
DEAKIN, Alice Elizabeth Wife F 25 1886 Shropshire Bishops Castle
DEAKIN, Alfred Samuel Son M 3 1908 Warwickshire Birmingham
DEAKIN, Thomas Percival Son M 10m 1911 Warwickshire Birmingham


RG number: RG14
Piece: 18355
Reference: RG14PN18355 RG78PN1103 RD385 SD5 ED36 SN112

Registration District: Aston
Sub District: Erdinton
EnumerationDistrict: 36
Parish: Aston

Address:
53 Ludlow Road Saltley Birmingham
County:
Warwickshire
4"FindMyPast". Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Army Roll of Honour 1939-1945 - soldier details
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Name: Alfred DEAKIN
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Rank: Lieutenant
Initials: A S
Birthplace: Birmingham
Residence: Surrey
Branch at death: Other Corps, Etc
Regiment, Corps etc.: General List
Branch at 01/09/39:
Regiment, Corps etc.:
Number: 313899
Date died: 1 March 1945
Theatre of war: Western Europe Campaign, 1944/45
5Ibid. Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source: Registration event: Death

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Name: DEAKIN, Alfred S

Unit:General List

Rank:2nd Lieutenant

Year: 1945

Volume : 1

Page: 299

Record source: GRO War Death Army Officers Indices (1939 to 1948)
6"GRO Indexes". Assessment: Secondary evidence.
Text From Source:
England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006 about Lily Margaret Deakin
Name: Lily Margaret Deakin
Birth Date: 21 Feb 1908
Date of Registration: Jul 1990
Age at Death: 82
Registration district: Surrey South-western
Inferred County: Surrey
Volume: 17
Page: 1130