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Nottingham
1901; Father, Thomas age 37. Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire. Occupation Leather Dresser. Mother, Annie age 32. Born in Sheffield, Yorkshire.Thomas jnr born in Nottingham. Address, 11 Walkers Terrace, Bunbury Street, Meadows. 1911; As above. Thomas now a Leather Dresser. Wife, Florence E age 21. Born in West Bridgford, Nottingham. Daughter, Eva Annie age 11 months. Born in Nottingham.Address, 42 Bathley Street, Meadows.
Thomas Deakin worked as a leather dresser.
21 Mar 1918
17091
Sergeant
2/6th Bn Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment)
Sgt. Deakin served with the 2/6th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters and was in the front line when the German spring offensive Operation Michael was launched. The Germans taking advantage of thick fog and vastly greater numbers soon broke through the British lines, though many battalions fought to the end. Sgt Deakin was killed on the first day of the offensive and his body was never recovered. However, his name was commemorated on the Arras Memorial.
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